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PREFACE. 



The compilation of the Colonial and Revolutionary records of Oeorgia 
has been attended with unasual difficulties. These difficulties were due 
to the loss or destruction of many of the most important documents 
and record-books pertaining to those two periods of the history of the 
State. When Savannah fell into the hands of the British in December, 
1778, the Secretary of State, Captain John Milton, by order of Gov- 
ernor Houstoun, conveyed the most important records of his office and that 
of the Governor to Charleston to prevent their capture by the enemy ; 
but the older records, pertaining to the early Colonial period, and many 
of those relating to the period of the Royal Governors, were left behind 
and lost. Georgia's earliest historian, Captain Hugh McCall, who wrote 
about the beginning of the last century, in speaking of the records saved 
by Captain Milton says: ^'These records, principally belonging to the 
office of Secretary of State, were almost the only public papers of Georgia 
which were preserved." Of those thus saved at that time many were 
doubtless subsequently lost in thefr frequent removals from place to place 
in the effort to save them from capture ; and many of those still in exis- 
tence are in a mutilated and fragmentary condition. Prior to the fall of 
Charleston, in May, 1780, Secretary Milton again removed his records, 
this time overland in wagons from Charleston to Newbern, North Caro- 
lina, where he left them in the care of Governor Nash of that State, and 
returned to the army. Later on, when Georgia and South Carolina had 
been entirely overrun by the British and Tories, and North Carolina was 
invaded, and the Georgia records were again in danger of capture. Cap- 
tain Milton got leave of absence from his command and carried them to 
Maryland, where they remained until after the close of the war, when 
they were brought back to Georgia. Thus were saved through the War 
of the Revolution most of the papers and documents pertaining to the 
office of Secretary of State, and a part, and only a part, of those belong- 
ing to the office of the Governor. 

Nearly all of the papers relating to the twenty years of the govern- 
ment of the Trustees which had ever been in Georgia, and many of those 
relating to the period of the rule of the Royal Governors, were lost or 



4 PREFACE. 

entirely destroyed during the progress of the war. Since the close of 
the Revolutionary struggle the capital of Georgia has been four times 
removed, and once occupied and sacked by a hostile army. In each of 
these removals doubtless many valuable papers which escaped destruc- 
tion during the war for independence have been lost ; and it is within 
th« memory of many living residents of that city, that when Milledge- 
ville was occupied by the Federal army in the winter of 1864, many 
important records and documents were taken out of the Capitol and 
either destroyed or carried away. At that time and in that way, many 
important papers relating to Georgia, and especially the part she had 
played in all the wars in which the United States had been engaged up 
to the war between the States, were irretrievably lost. In one or more 
of these ways many of the Journals of the Proceedings of the Legislature 
and the Minutes of the Governor and Council during the progress of the 
War of the Revolution perished, and never having been printed, and no 
manuscript copy of them ever having been made, they were totally de- 
stroyed or lost. To fill the gaps thus made in the legislative and execu- 
tive history of our State recourse has been had to all other available 
sources of information — the acts of those Legislatures whose Journals 
have been lost, authentic contemporaneous publications in newspapers 
and books, old county records in the counties which were settled before 
the Revolutionary War, and to some publications of the Georgia Histor. 
ical Society. While to supply the place of the lost records of the Revo- 
lutionary period has been so difficult and well-nigh impossible, it has not 
been so difficult as to the Colonial period. Fortunately for us, while 
comparatively few of them are to be found in Georgia, and many of 
those relating to the causes which led up to the War of the Revolution 
and its conduct and progress have been entirely lost, there are still pre- 
served in the Public Records Offices in London either the originals or 
copies of most of these papers; and in 1837, sixty-five years ago, the 
Legislature, realizing the importance of having them on file in the Ar- 
chives Rooms of our Capitol for the use of the people and the future his- 
torian, passed an act appropriating money for the purpose, and author- 
izing the Governor to appoint some fit and proper person to * 'repair to 
London for the purpose of procuring the Colonial records, or copies 
thereof, now in the Colonial Department of Great Britain, that relate to 
the historyj;and settlement of this State." In pursuance of the provis- 
ions of this act, Governor Gilmer, on the fifth of April, 1838, appointed 
the Reverend Charles Wallace Howard, a Presbyterian divine, eminent 



PREFACE, 5 

for intelligence and learning, to go to England and secure either the 
originals or transcripts, as provided in the act. Soon thereafter Mr. 
Howard sailed for London, but found it impossible, as might have been 
expected, to -secure the originals, and very difficult to gain even access 
to them and permission to make transcripts. After several months de- 
lay, however, he got permission, and at once entered upon the work. 
He was engaged upon it about two years, and the result of his labors was 
twenty-two large manuscript volumes of about three hundred pages each, 
which he had bound in pasteboard and deposited in the Archives Rooms 
of the Capitol, in charge of the Secretary of State, where they remained 
until about 1848, when, in order that the Reverend Doctor Stevens 
might have access to them in the preparation of his scholarly hbtory of 
Georgia, brought out under the auspices of the Georgia Historical So- 
ciety, they were removed to the Society's library in Savannah. They 
remained in the custody of the Historical Society for about thirty-five 
years, when they were loaned to Colonel Charles C. Jones to be used by 
him in the preparation of his history of Georgia, published in 1883. 
When he completed hb work, at the suggestion of Colonel Jones, they 
were restored to the Archives Rooms of the Capitol and remained there 
till they were removed to Oxford to be used by Professor Scomp, of Emory 
College, who was engaged in the preparation of an important historical 
work. In June, 1891, Professor Scomp's house was destroyed by fire, and 
with it perished not only his private library, together with many of his 
manuscripts, the fruits of years of toilsome research, but also all of 
Howard's transcripts of the London records, except three of the least im- 
portant volumes, which Professor Scomp had left in the Capitol. At the 
same time probably perished many important records of the period of the 
War of the Revolution which can not now be found, and of which no 
copies were in existence anywhere. Thus, a hundred years after the close 
of the War of the Revolution, Georgia found herself in a worse condi- 
tion, so far as the record of her Colonial and Revolutionary history was 
concerned, than she was in 1837, when a patriotic Legislature endeavored 
to secure and preserve the records of her early history ; all because, in- 
stead of printing the material Mr. Howard had secured, together with 
those still in existence in our Archives Rooms, they were lent out first to 
one and then to another, and removed from place to place to be used by 
persons engaged in individual literary ventures. Fortunately, however, 
for this and succeeding generations, a public-spirited Legislature in 1902, 
actuated by a patriotic zeal which reflects credit alike on its members and 



6 PREFACE. 

on the State, anzioui to rescae from impending oblivion the rapidly fad- 
ing traditions of a glorious commonwealth and of the heroic achievements 
of her illustrious sons, took up the work where the Legislature of 1837 
laid it down, and made provision for the appointment by the Governor of 
some fit and proper person to compile and publish the Colonial, Revolu- 
tionary and Confederate records of the State ; at the same time making 
an appropriation of money from the public treasury to pay for transcripts 
of the Georgia records still preserved in England. Under authority of 
this act the present compiler was appointed in December, 1902> to do the 
work, and in the month of January following entered upon the discharge 
of his duties. The difficulties that confronted him at the very threshold 
of his undertaking were almost appalling, the material upon which he had 
to work being so fragmentary, so scattered and so deficient. He did not 
despair, however, but went diligently to work gathering up all the official 
records and documents bearing on the early history of the State wherever 
to be found, beginning with the Charter and the appointment of the 
Trustees by King George the Second, in June, 1732. He has prosecuted 
the work in regular chronological order, and the first design was to com- 
pile and publish it in the same order ; printing, to illustrate, everything 
of a public or official character concerning Georgia, either in England or 
America, and bearing date in the year 1732 under the date-line of 1732; 
and everything dated in 1733 under the date-line of 1733, etc. But it 
became apparent as the work progressed that its convenience and useful- 
ness would be greatly enhanced by departing from this order of arrange- 
ment so far as to print in regular consecutive order, in volumes separate 
and distinct from those containing miscellaneous records and documents, 
the Journal of the Proceedings of the Trustees, the Minutes of the Com- 
mon Council of the Board of Trustees, and the Journals of the Proceed- 
ings of the House of Assembly and of the Governor in Council during 
the administrations of the three Royal Governors. This arrangement was 
therefore adopted, and these records have been compiled and printed in 
volumes separate and distinct from the volumes containing miscellaneous 
Georgia documents and records, all of which have been compiled in the 
manner originally designed ; all papers bearing the date of 1732 being 
printed under 1732, and all dated in 1733 under 1733, etc. 

The greatest deficiencies in unbroken official records, as will be seen, 
are in the records of the legislative and executive departments of the 
State government during the period of the War of the Revolution. Of 
the Colonial period the records not to be found on this side of the Atlantic 



PREFACE. 7 

could be, and have been, secured in London ; but of the period of the 
Bevolution the records that were lost or destroyed were irretrievably lost, 
no duplicates or transcripts ever having been made. The compiler haji, 
however, in making up the documentary history of this period, utilized 
all the materials that could be found in the Capitol of the State and else- 
where, leaving no source of information unexplored, and still there are 
many unfilled gaps and hiatuses in the record of this period. The temp- 
tation to fill these gaps and to some extent, at least, to supply these mis- 
sing links by the insertion of contemporaneous unofficial publications haji 
been great; but the compiler has, in most cases, refrained, deeming it his 
duty, under the authority given him, to compile and publish only official 
records and documents. In a few instances, however, when it was impos- 
sible to secure anywhere original records and documents, but copies of 
undoubted authenticity were available, they have been utilized, acknowl- 
edgment being made in every instance of the sources from which they 
were obtained. Advantage has been taken, too, of the patriotic labors of 
the Georgia Historical Society, and reprints have been made of a few im- 
portant documents heretofore printed by it in small editions, when the 
original could not be found in the Capitol. While many of the daily 
Journals of the Proceedings of the Legislature during the Revolutionary 
period have been lost, and the Minutes of the meetings of the Governor 
and Council are very incomplete, we have, in their original manuscript 
form all important acts of the Legislature during the period of the Boyal 
(Governors, and many of those enacted during the War of the Revolution. 
But few of these old laws, however, have been embodied in our compila- 
tion. Many of them are obsolete, and the substance of those not obsolete 
is still preserved in our Code. Occasionally, however, an old obsolete 
law throwing light upon the conditions which prevailed at the time of its 
enactment has been included. 

Recourse has also been had to the records in the court-houses in the 
old counties which were settled before the Revolutionary War, and valu- 
able historic materials, not to be found elsewhere, have been secured. 
While the compilation of Colonial and Revolutionary records is not as 
full and complete as the compiler earnestly desired to present to the 
public, it is believed to be the best now possible. No authentic record 
available has been omitted, and nothing of doubtful authenticity has 
been admitted. 

The first volume contains the Charter of the Colony, and the Journal 



8 PREFACE. 

of the Proceedings of the Trustees from 1732, down to the surrender of 
the Charter in 1752. Volume II contains the Minutes of the Proceed- 
ings of the Common Council of the Board of Trustees during the same 
period. Volume HI is an account of Monies and EflTects Contributed 
for Establishing the Colony of Georgia. Volume IV is the Private 
Journal of the transactions of the Trustees, kept by John Lord Vis- 
count Percival, the first President of the Board of Trustees. Volume V 
is the diary kept by Colonel William Stephens, Secretary of the Board 
of Trustees at Savannah, usually referred to as '' Stephens' Journal." 
Then follow in chronological order the Journal of the Proceedings of the 
President and Assistants and of the Governor in Council through the 
administrations of the two Presidents, Stephens and Parker, and the 
three Royal Governors, Keynolds, Ellis and Wright, down to the arrest, 
escape and flight of Gk)vernor Wright and the seizure of the colonial 
government by the Council of Safety in January, 1776. 

After these come the Journal of the Proceedings of the first ^'Pro- 
vincial Congress," which met in Savannah on the fourth of July, 1775, 
followed by the Journal of the Proceedings of the "Council of Safety," 
which had charge of public affairs in the Province until the organization 
of a constitutional government and the election of Governor Treutlen 
in 1777. Following these are the Journals of the Proceedings of the 
Commons House of Assembly and those of the Upper House of Assem- 
bly, beginning with the first Legislature under Governor Reynolds, the 
Peter Stuyvesant of Colonial Georgia, and ending with the last Legisla- 
ture under Governor Wrigh 

These volumes are followed by all that is in existence of the Proceed- 
ings of the first Constitutional Convention, which, having accomplished 
its work, adjourned in February,* 1777 ; and of the Minutes of the Execu- 
tive Office during the administrations of the Constitutional Governors, 
Treutlen, Houstoun, Wereat, Walton, Howly, Brownson, Martin and 
Hall; after which follow the Journals of the Republican Legislatures, 
so far as they have been preserved, during the same period, together 
with some of the important laws passed by the ''Rebel Legislatures" 
during the progress of the war and immediately after its close, including 
the acts of confiscation and banishment, with lists of the names of per- 
sons proscribed by both the * 'Royal" and the "Rebel" Legislatures. 

After the volumes containing the Minutes and Journals of the execu- 
tive and legislative departments of the government follow the volumes 
containing miscellaneous documents and official correspondence between 



PREFACE. 9 

the Colonial officers and agents in Georgia and the Trustees and officers 
of the British Government in England, arranged in strict chronological 
order from 1732 to the termination of British rule in 1783. These 
volumes of miscellaneous papers will be found to be very interesting, 
containing, as they do, a number of Indian treaties and maps of lands 
ceded by the Creeks and Cherokees to the King, and after the war to 
the State and Federal Government, and much matter personal to indi- 
viduals and families living in Georgia prior to and during the War of 
the Revolution. In them bounty land warrants of Revolutionary sol- 
diers are reproduced ; old wills, bills of appraisement, conveyances and 
correspondence, not of a military, nor even of a strictlypublic character, 
but still of value and interest to the numerous descendants of the resi- 
dents of the Province in Colonial times, and the actors in the stirring 
scenes of the War of the Revolution. Some of these were found among 
the State Archives in the Capitol, and others in the court-houses in the 
old counties along the eastern border of the State. 

The compilation of Confederate records, beginning with the special mes- 
sage of Governor Brown to the Legislature on the seventh of November, 
1860, on Federal relations and the &.ct of the Legislature of November 
21, 1860, directing the Gt>vemor to call a convention of the people of the 
State to take into consideration the Federal relations of the State and 
the alarming situation then existing, will be found to be full and com- 
plete. It will contain, in addition to the proclamation and the act above 
referred to, the proclamation of the Governor calling the convention 
and ordering the election for delegates to sit in it ; the complete journal 
of the convention containing the ordinances adopted by it, including the 
ordinances of secession, the correspondence between Governor Brown 
and President Davis concerning the Conscript Law ; all the acts of the 
Legislature and proclamations of the Governor relating to the Georgia 
soldiers and the war and its conduct during its progress ; the order of 
President Andrew Johnson establishing a provisional government and 
appointing James Johnson Provisional Gh>vernor after the surrender of 
the Confederate armies; the official papers of Provisional Governor 
Johnson ; the complete journal of the convention of 1865, held under 
the order of the President ; the inaugural address of Governor Charles 
J. Jenkins, and his messages to the Legislature ; the reconstruction acts 
of Congress of 1867 ; the order of the commander of the third military 
district removing Governor Jenkins and Treasurer Jones and appointing 
General Ruger, U. S. A., as Military Gt>vernor, and Captain Rockwell, 



10 PREFACE. 

XJ. S. A.y ae Treasurer ; the order for the three days election; the in- 
augural address and proclamations of Oovemor Rufus B. Bullock; 
orders concerning the Freedmen's Bureau and its operations, and, indeed 
all enactmentB, proclamations and military orders operating upon the 
people of Georgia from the passage of the act by the L^islature of 
1860, providing for a convention of the people, through the periods of 
the war and reconstruction, down to the overthrow of carpetbag rule, 
the resignation and flight of Governor Bullock, and the restoration of 
white supremacy in the State, including the reports of the two commit- 
tees appointed to investigate the official conduct of (Governor Bullock, 
and to report on the validity of the bonded debt of the State created 
during the period of carpetbag rule. 

The compiler has been content to compile the official records of this 
eventful period as he has found them, without comment or even a foot- 
note ; thus leaving the reader of the fiiture to draw his own conclusions 
from the record as it was made by the actors in the scenes of the war 
between the States, and subsequently during the ever memorable era of 
Reconstruction. 

Atlanta, June 27, 1904. 



ABBREVIATIONS. 



B. P. R O., Britiflh Public Records Office. 
C. E. B., GoloDial Entry Book. 

B. T., Board of Trade. 

A. W. I., America and West Indies. 

C. P., Colonial Papers. 
8. A., State Archives. 



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[From British Public Records Office.] 

CHARTER OF THE COLONY. 



George The Second : 

By the grace of God, of Great Britain, France, and Ireland, King, 
Defender of the Faith, <fec. To all to whom these presents ehall come, 
greeting : Whereas we are credibly informed, that many of our poor 
subjects are, through misfortune and want of employment, reduced to 
great necessity, insomuch as by their labour they are not able to provide 
a maintenance for themselves and families ; and if they had means to 
defray their charges of passage, and other expenses incident to new set- 
tlements, they would be glad to settle in any of our provinces in Amer- 
ica, where, by cultivating the lands at present waste and desolate, they 
might not only gain a comfortable subsistence for themselves and families, 
but also strengthen our colonies and increase the trade, navigation, and 
wealth of these our realms. And whereas our provinces in North Amer- 
ica have been frequently ravaged by Indian enemies ; more especially 
that of South Carolina, which in the late war, by the neighbouring sav- 
ages, was laid waste by fire and sword, and great numbers of the English 
inhabitants miserably massacred ; and our loving subjects who now in- 
habit there, by reason of the smallness of their numbers, will, in case 
of a new war, be exposed to the like calamities ; inasmuch as their whole 
southern frontier condnueth unsettled, and lieth open to the said sav- 
ages ; and whereas we think it highly becoming our crown and royal 
dignity to protect all our loving subjects, be they never so distant from 
us ; to extend our fatherly compassion even to the meanest and most in- 
fatuate of our people, and to relieve the wants of our above mentioned 
poor subjects ; and that it will be highly conducive for accomplishing 
those ends, that a regular colony of the said poor people be settled and 
established in the southern territories of Carolina ; and whereas we have 
been well assured, that if we would be graciously pleased to erect and 
settle a corporation, for the receiving, managing and disposing of the 
contributions of our loving subjects, divers persons would be induced to 
contribute to the purposes aforesaid. Know ye therefore, that we have, for 



12 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the consideration aforesaid, and for the better and more orderly carrying 
on the said good purposes, of our special grace, certain knowledge and 
mere motion, willed, ordained, constituted and appointed, and by these 
presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do will, ordain, constitute, de- 
clare and grant, that our right trusty and well beloved John Lord Viscount 
Percival, of our Kingdom of Ireland, our trusty and well beloved Ed- 
ward Digby, George Carpenter, James Oglethorpe, George Heathcote, 
Thomas Tower, Robert Moor, Robert Hucks, Roger Holland, William 
Sloper, Francis Eyles, John Laroche, James Vernon, William Belitha, 
Esqrs., A. M., John Burton, B. D., Richard Bundy, A. M., Arthur 
Bedford, A. M., Samuel Smith, A. M., Adam Anderson, and Thomas 
Coram, gentlemen, and such other persons as shall be elected in the 
manner herein after mentioned, and their successors to be elected in the 
manner herein after directed, be, and shall be one body politic and cor- 
porate, in deed and in name, by the name of The Trustees for establish^ 
xng the Colony of Georgia in America ; and them and their successors by 
the same name, we do, by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, 
really and fully make, ordain, constitute and declare, to be one body pol- 
itic in deed and in name forever ; and that by the same name, they and 
their successors shall and may have perpetual succession ; and that they 
and their successors, by that name, shall and may forever hereafter be 
persons able and capable in the law,to purchase, have, take, receive and 
enjoy, to them and their successors, any manors, messuages, lands, tene- 
ments, rents, advowsons, liberties, privileges, jurisdictions, franchises, 
and other hereditaments whatsoever, lying and being in Great Britain, or 
any part thereof, of whatsoever nature, kind or quality, or value they be, 
in fee and in perpetuity ; not exceeding the yearly value of one thousand 
pounds, beyond reprises ; also estates for lives and for years ; and all other 
manner of goods, chattels and things whatsoever they be ; for the better 
settling and supporting, and maintaining the said colony, and other uses 
aforesaid ; and to give, grant, let and demise the said manors, messuages, 
lands, tenements, hereditaments, goods, chattels and things whatsoever 
aforesaid, by lease or leases, for term of years, in possession at the time 
of granting thereof, and not in reversion, not exceeding the term of 
thirty-one years from the time of granting thereof; on which in case no 
fine be taken, shall be reserved the full; and in case a fine be taken, 
shall be reserved at least a moiety of the value that the same shall rea- 
sonably and bona fide be worth at the time of such demise ; and that 
they and their successors, by the name aforesaid, shall and may forever 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 13 

hereafter be persons able, capable in the law, to purchase, have, take, 
receive and enjoy, to them and their successors, any lands, territories, 
possessions, tenements, jurisdictions, franchises and hereditaments what- 
soever, lying and being in America, of what quantity, quality or value 
whatsoever they be, for the better settling and supporting, and maintain- 
ing the said colony ; and that by the name aforesaid they shall and may 
be able to sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, answer and be an- 
swered unto, defend and be defended in all courts and places whatsoever, 
and before whatsoever judges, justices and other officers, of us, our heirs, 
and successors, in all and singular actions, plaints, pleas, matters, suits 
and demands, of what kind, nature or quality soever they be ; and to 
act and do all other matters and things in as ample manner and form as 
any other our liege subjects of this realm of Great Britain ; and that 
they and their successors forever hereafter, shall and may have a com- 
mon seal to serve, for the causes and businesses of them and their suc- 
cessors ; and that it shall and may be lawful for them and their successors, 
to change, break, alter and make new the said seal, from time to time, 
and at their pleasure, as they shall think best. And we do further 
grant, for us, our heirs and successors, that the said corporation and the 
common council of the said corporation herein after by us appointed, may 
from time to time, and at all times, meet about their affairs when and where 
they please, and transact and carry on the business of the said corpora- 
tion. And for the better execution of the purposes aforesaid, we do, by 
these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, give and grant to the said 
corporation and their successors, that they and their successors forever 
may, upon the third Thursday in the month of March yearly, meet at 
some convenient place to be appointed by the said corporation, or major 
part of them who shall be present at any meeting of the said corporation, 
to be had tor the appointing of the said place ; and that they or two-thirds 
of such of them that shall be present at buch yearly meetings, and at no 
other meeting of the said corporation, between the hoiirs of ten in the 
morning and four in the afternoon of the same day, choose and elect such 
person or persons to be members of the said corporation, as they shall 
think beneficial to the good designs of the said corporation. And our 
further will and pleasure is, that if it shall happen that any person herein 
afler by us appointed, as the common council of the said corporation, 
or any persons to be elected or admitted members of the said common 
council in the manner hereafter directed, shall die, or shall by writing 
under his and their hands respectively resign his or their office or offices 



14 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

of comroon council man or common council men ; the said corporation, or 
the major part of such of them as shall be present, shall and may at such 
meeting, on the said third Thursday in March yearly, in manner as afore- 
said, next after such death or resignation, and at no other meeting of the 
said corporation, into the room or place of such person or persons so dead 
or so resigning, elect and choose one or more such person or persons, be- 
ing members of the said corporation, as to them shall seem meet; and our 
will is, that all and every the person or persons which shall from time 
to time hereafter be elected common council men of the said corporation 
as aforesaid, do and shall, before he or they act as common council men 
of the said corporation, takd an oath for the faithful and due execution 
of their office ; which oath the president of the said corporation for the 
time being, is hereby authorized and required to administer to such per- 
son or persons elected as aforesaid. And our will and pleasure is, that 
the first president of the said corporation is and shall be our trusty and 
well-beloved, the said Lord John Viscount Percival; and that the said 
president shall, within thirty days after the passing this charter, cause 
a summons to be issued to the several members of the said corporation 
herein particularly named, to meet at such time and place as he shall 
appoint, to consult about and transact the businesses of said corpora- 
tion. And our will and pleasure is, and we, by these presents, for us, 
our heirs and successors, grant, ordain, and direct, that the common coun- 
cil of this corporation shall consist of fifteen in number; and we do, by 
these presents, nominate, constitute and appoint our right trusty and 
well-beloved John Lord Viscount Percival, our trusty and beloved Ed- 
ward Digby, George Carpenter, James Oglethorpe, George Heathcote, 
Thomas Larocte, James Vernon, William Beletha, Esqrs., and Stephen 
Hales, Master of Arts, to be the common council of the said corporation, 
to continue in the said office during their good behaviour. And whereas 
it is our royal intention, that the members of the said corporation shall 
be increased by election, as soon as conveniently may be, to a greater 
number than is hereby nominated ; Our further will and pleasure is, and 
we' do hereby, for us, our heirs and successors, ordain and direct, that 
from the time of such increase of the members of the said corporation, 
the number of the common council shall be increased to twenty-four; 
and that the same assembly at which such additional members of the 
said corporation shall be chosen, there shall likewise be elected, in the 
manner herein before directed for the election of common council men, 
nine persons to be the said common council men, and to make up the 



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number twenty-four. And our farther will and pleasure is, that our 
trusty and well-beloved Edward Digby, Esq., shall be the first chairman 
of the common council of the said corporation ; and that the said Lord 
Viscount Perciyal shall be and continue president of the said corporation ; 
and that the said Edward Digby shall be and continue chairman of the 
common council of the said corporation, respectively, until the meeting 
which shall be had next and immediately after the first meeting of the 
said corporation, or of the common council of the said corporation re- 
spectively, and no longer: at which said second meeting, and every other 
subsequent and future meeting of the said corporation, or of the common 
council of the said corporation respectively, in order to j^reserve an in- 
difierent rotation of the several ofiices of president of the corporation, 
and of chairman of the common council of the said corporation, we do 
direct and ordain, that all and every the person and persons members of 
the said common council for the time being, and no other, being present 
at such meetings, shall severally and respectively in their turns, preside 
at the meetings which shall from time to time be held of the said corpo- 
ration, or of the common council of the said corporation respectively. 
And in case any doubt or question shall at any time arise touching or 
concerning the right of any member of the said common council to pre. 
side, at any meeting ot the said corporation, or at the common council 
of the said corporation, the same shall respectively be determined by the 
major part of the said corporation, or of the common council of the said 
corporation respectively, who shall be present at such meeting. Provided 
always, that no member of the said common council having served in the 
offices of president of the said corporation, or of chairman of the common 
council of the said corporation, shall be capable of being or of serving as 
president or chairman at any meeting of the said corporation, or common 
council of the said corporation, next and immediately ensuing that in 
which he so served as president of the said corporation, or chairman of 
the said common council of the said corporation respectively ; unless it 
shall so happen, that at any such meeting of the said corporation there 
shall not be any other member of the said common council present. And 
our will and pleasure is, that at all and every of the meetings of the said 
corporation, or of the common council of the said corporation, the presi- 
dent or chairman for the time being, shall have a voice, and shall vote 
and shall act as a member of ^he said corporation, or of the common 
council of the said corporation, at such meeting; and in case of any 
equality of votes, the said president or chairman, for the time being, 



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shall have a casting vote. And our further will and pleasure is, that no 
president of the said corporation, or chairman of the common council of 
the said corporation, or member of the said common council or corpora- 
tion, by us by these presents appointed, or hereafter from time to time to 
be elected and appointed in manner aforesaid, shall have, take or receive, 
directly or indirectly, any salary, fee, perquisite, benefit or profit whatso- 
ever, for or by reason of his or their serving the said corporation, or com- 
mon council of the said corporation, or president, chairmtm, o^ common 
council man, or as being a member of the said corporation. And our 
will and pleasure is, that the said herein before appointed president, 
chairman or common council men, before he and they act respectively 
as such, shall severally take an oath for the faithAil and due execu- 
tion of their trust, to be administered to the president by the Chief 
Baron of our Court of Exchequer, for the time being, and by the 
president of the said corporation to the rest of the common council, 
who are hereby authorized severally and respectively to administer the 
same. And our will and pleasure is, that all and every person and per- 
sons shall have, in his or their own name or names, or in the name or 
names of any person or persons in trust for him or them, or for his or 
their benefit, any office, place or employment of profit, under the said 
corporation, shall be incapable of being elected a member of the said 
corporation; and if any member of the said corporation, during such 
#> time as he shall continue a member thereof, shall in his own name, or in 

the name of any person or persons in trust for him, or for his benefit, 
have, hold, exercise, accept, possess or enjoy any office, place or employ- 
ment of profit under the said corporation, or under the common council 
of the said corporation, such member shall from the time of his having, 
holding, exercising, accepting, possessing and enjoying such office, place 
and employment of profit, cease to be a member of the said corporation. 
And we do, for us, our heirs and successors, grant unto the said corpora- 
tion, that they and their successors, or the major part of such of them as 
shall be present at any meeting of the said corporation, convened and as- 
sembled for that purpose by a convenient notice thereof, shall have power 
from time to time and at all times hereafter, to authorize and appoint 
such persons as they shall think fit, to take subscriptions, and to gather 
and collect such moneys as shall be by any person or persons con- 
tributed for the purpose aforesaid, and shall and may revoke and make 
void such authorities and appointments as often as they shall see cause 
so to do. And we do hereby, for us, our heirs and successors, ordain and 



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direct, that the said corporation every year lay an account in writing be- 
fore the chancellor or speaker, or commissioners for the custody of the 
great seal of Great Britain, of us, our heirs and successors, the Chief 
Justice of the Court of Sling's Bench, the Master of Bolls, the Chief Jus- 
tice of the Court of Common Pleas, and the Chief Baron of the Exchequer, 
of us, our heirs and successors, for the time being, or any two of them, 
of all moneys and effects by them received or expended for carrying on the 
good purposes aforesaid. And we do hereby, for us, our heirs and sue 
cesaors, give and grant unto the said corporation and their successors, full 
power and authority to constitute, ordain and make such and so many by- 
laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, as to them or the greater part 
of them, at their general meeting for that purpose, shall seem neces- 
sary and convenient for the well ordering and governing of the said cor- 
poration, and the said by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, or 
any of them, to alter and annul as they or the major part of them, then 
present shall see requisite ; and in and by such by-laws, rules, orders 
and ordinances, to set, impose and inflict reasonable pains and penalties 
upon any offender or offenders who shall transgress, break or violate 
the said by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, so made as afore- 
said, and to mitigate the same as they or the major part of them then 
present shall think convenient ; which said pains and penalties shall and 
may be levied, sued for, taken, retained and recovered by the said cor- 
poration and their successors, by their officers and servants from time to 
time to be appointed for that purpose, by action of debt, or by any 
other lawful ways or means, to the use and behoof of the said corpora- 
tion and their successors ; all and singular which by-laws, constitutions, 
orders and ordinances, so as aforesaid to be made, we will shall be duly 
observed and kept, under the pains and penalties therein to be contained, 
so always, as the said by-laws, constitutions, orders and ordinances, 
pains and penalties, from time to time to be made and imposed, be rea- 
sonable, and not contrary or repugnant to the laws or statutes of this 
our realm ; and that such by-laws, constitutions and ordinances, pains 
and penalties, from time to time to be made and imposed ; and any re- 
peal or alteration thereof, oi%ny of them, be likewise agreed to, be estab- 
lished and confirmed by the said general meeting of the said corporation, 
to be held and kept next after the same shall be respectively made. 
And whereas the said corporation intend to settle a colony, and to make 
An habitation and plantation in that part of our province of South Caro- 
lina, in America, herein after described ; know ye, that we, greatly de- 

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Biring the happj suocees of the said corporation, for their farther encour- 
agement in accomplishing so excellent a work, have, of our 'foresaid 
grace, certain knowledge, and mere motion, given and granted, and by 
these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do give and grant to the 
said corporation and their successors, under the reservation, limitation 
and declaration hereaflter expressed, seven undivided parts, the whole in 
eight equal parts to be divided, of aH those lands, countries and terri- 
tories situate, lying and being in that part of South Carolina, in Ameri* 
ca, which lies from the most northern part of a stream or river there, 
commonly called the Savannah, all along the sea coast to the southward, 
unto the most southern stream of a certain other great water or river 
called the Alatamaha, and westerly from the heads of the said rivers re- 
spectively, in direct lines to the South Seas ; and all that share, circuit 
and precinct of land within the said boundaries, with the islands on the 
sea lying opposite to the eastern coast of the said lands, within twenty 
leagues of the same, which are not inhabited already, or settled by any 
authority derived from the crown of Great Britain, together with all the 
soils, grounds, havens, ports, gulfs and bays, mines, as well royal mines 
of gold and silver as other minerals, precious stones, quarries, woods, 
rivers, waters, fishings, as well royal fishings of whale and sturgeon as 
other fishings, peark, commodides, jurisdictions, royalties, franchises, 
privileges, and pre-eminences within the said frontiers and precincts 
thereof, and thereunto in any sort belonging or appertaining, and which 
we by our letter patents may or can grant ; and in as ample manner and 
sort as we may, or any of our royal progenitors have hitherto granted to 
any company, body, politic or corporate, or to any adventurer or adven 
turers, undertaker or undertakers, of any discoveries, plantations or 
traffic, of, in, or unto any foreign parts whatsoever, and in as legal and 
ample manner as if the same were herein particularly mentioned and ex- 
pressed : To have, hold, possess and enjoy the said seven undivided parts, 
the whole into eight equal parts to be divided as aforesaid, of all and 
singular the lands, countries and territories, with all and singular other 
the premises herein before by these f^esents granted or mentioned, or 
intended to be granted to them the said corporation and their successors, 
jfor ever, for the better support of the said colony; to be holden of us, 
our heirs and successors, as of our honour of Hampton court, in our 
county of Middlesex, in free and common soccage, and not in capite ; 
yielding and paying therefor to us, our heirs and successors, yearly for 
ever, the sum of four shillings for every hundred acres of the said lands 



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which the said corporation shall grant, demise, plant, or settle ; the said 
payment not to commence or to be made until ten years after sach grant, ^ 
demise, planting or settling, and to be answered and paid to us, our 
heirs and successors, in such manner, and in such gpecies of money or 
notes as shall be current in payment by proclamation, from time to time 
in our said province of South Carolina ; all which lands, countries, terri- 
tories and premises hereby granted, or mentioned and intended to be 
granted, we do, by these presents, make, erect and create, one independ- 
ent and separate proyinoe, by the name of Greorgia, by which name, 
we will, the same henceforth be called ; and that all and every person or 
persons who shall at any time hereafter inhabit or reside within our said 
province, shall be and hereby are declared to be free, and shall not be 
subject to or be bound to obey any laws, statutes, or constitutions which 
have been heretofore made, ordered, and enacted, or which hereafter 
shall be made, ordered or enacted by, for, or as the laws, orders, statutes, 
or constitutions of our said province of South Carolina (save and except 
only the commander in chief of the militia of our said province of Geor- 
gia, to our governor for the time being, of South Carolina, in manner 
hereafter declared) but shall be subject to and bound to obey such laws^ 
orders, statutes and constitutions as shall from time to time be made, 
ordered, and enacted, for the better government of the said province of 
Georgia, in the manner herein after declared. And we do hereby, for 
us, our heirs and successors, ordain, will and establish, that for and 
during the term of twenty-one years, to commence from the date of these 
our letters patent, thej^id^corporation assembled for that purpose, shall 
and may form and prepare laws, statutes and ordinances, fit and neces- 
sary for and concerning the government of the said colony, and not re- 
pugnant to the laws and statutes of England, and the same shall and 
may present, under their common seal, to us, our heirs and successors, in 
our or their privy council, for our or their approbation or disallowance ; 
and the said laws, statutes and ordinances, being approved of by us, our 
heirs and successors, in our or thA* privy council, shall from thenceforth 
be in full force and virtue withm our said province of Georgia. And 
forasmuch as the good and prosperous success of the said colony cannot 
but chiefly depend, next under the blessing of God and the support of 
our royal authority, upon the provident and good direction of the whole 
enterprise ; and that it will be too great a burthen upon all the members 
of the said corporation, to be convened so often as may be requisite to 
hold meetings for the settling, supporting, ordering and maintaining the 



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said colony : therefore we do will, ordain, and establish that the said 
common council for the time being, of the said corporation, being as- 
sembled for that purpose, or the major part of them, shall from time to 
time and at all times hereafter, have full power and authority to dispose 
of, expend, and apply all the moneys and effects belonging to the said 
corporation, in such manner and ways, and by such expences as they 
shall think best to conduce to the carrying on and efiecting the good pur- 
poses herein mentioned and intended ; and also, shall have full power, 
in the name and on the account of the said corporation, and with and 
under their common seal, to enter under any covenants or contracts 
for carrying on and effecting the purpose aforesaid. And our further 
will and pleasure is, that the said common council for the time being, 
or the major* part of such common council which shall be present 
and assembled for that purpose, from time to time, and at all times 
hereafter, shall and may nominate, constitute and appoint a treasurer or 
treasurers, secretary or secretaries, and such other officers, ministers and 
servants of the said corporation, as to them or the major part of them as 
shall be present shall seem proper or requisite for the good management 
of their affairs ; and at their will and pleasure to displace, remove, and 
put out such treasurer or treasurers, secretary or secretaries, and all such 
other officers, ministers and servants, as often as they shall think fit to do 
so, and others in the room, office, place or station of him or them so dis- 
placed, removed or put out, to nominate, constitute and appoint ; and 
shall and may determine and appoint such reasonable salaries, perquisites 
and other rewards for their labour, or service of such officers, servants 
and persons, as to the said common council shall seem meet ; and all 
«ach officers, servants and persons shall, before the acting their respect- 
ive offices, take an oath, to be to them administered by the chairman for 
the time being of the said common council of the said corporation, who 
is hereby authorized to administer the same, for the faithful and due 
execution of their respective offices and places. And our will and pleas- 
ure is, that all such person and mrsons who shall from time to time be 
<^hosen or appointed treasurer or treasurers, secretary or secretaries of the 
said corporation, in manner herein after directed, shall, during such 
times as they shall serve in the said offices respectively, be incapable of 
being a member of the said corporation. And we do further, of our 
special grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, for us, our heirs and 
successors, grant, by these presents, to the said corporation and their 
successors, that it shall be lawful for them and their officers or agents. 



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at all times hereafter, to transport and convey out of our realm of Great 
Britain, or any other of our dominions, into the said province of Greorgia, 
to be there settled, so many of our loving subjects, or any foreigners 
that are willing to become our subjects and live under our allegiance in 
the said colony, as shall be willing to go to inhabit or reside there, with 
sufficient shipping, armor, weapons, powder, shot, ordnance, munition, 
victuals, merchandise and wares, as are esteemed by the wild people, 
clothing, implements, furniture, cattle, horses, mares, and all other 
things necessary for the said colony, and for the use and defence, and 
trade with the people there, and in passing and returning to and from 
the same. Also we do, for ourselves and successors, declare, by these 
presents, that all and every the persons which shall happen to be bom 
within the said province, and every of their children and posterity, shall 
have and enjoy all liberties, franchises and immunities of free denizens 
and natural bom subjects, within any of our dominions, to all intents 
and purposes, as if abiding and bom within this our kingdom of Great 
Britain, or any other dominion. And for the greater ease and encour- 
agement of our loving subjects, and such others as shall come to inhabit 
in our said colony, we do, by these presents, for us, our heirs and suc- 
cessors, grant, establish and ordain, that forever, hereafter, there shall 
be a liberty of conscience allowed in the worship of God, to all persons 
inhabiting, or which shall inhabit or be resident within our said province, 
and that all such persons, except papists, shall have a free exercise of 
religion ; so they be contented with the quiet and peaceable enjoyment of 
the same, not giving offence or scandal to the government. And our 
further will and pleasure is, and we do hereby, for us, our heirs and suc- 
cessors, declare and grant, that it shall and may be lawful for the said 
common council, or the major part of them, assembled for that purpose, 
in the name of the corporation, and under the common seal, to distribute, 
convey, assign, and set over such particular, portions of land, tenements 
and hereditaments by these presents granted to the said corporation, 
unto such of our loving subjects naturally bom or denizens, or others, 
that shall be willing to become our subjects, and live under our allegi- 
ance in the said colony, upon such terms,^and for such estates, and upon 
such rents, reservations and conditions as the same may be lawfully 
granted, and as to the said common council, or the major part of them 
so present, shall seem fit and proper. Provided always, that no grants 
shall be made of any part of the said lands unto any person being a 
member of the said corporation, or to any other person in trust for the 



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benefit of aoy member of the said corporation; and that no person 
having any estate or interest in law or equity in any part of the said 
lands, shall be capable of being a member of the said corporation, daring 
the continuance of such estate or interest. Provided also, that no 
greater quantity of lands be granted, either entirely or in parcels, to or 
for the use or in trust for any one person than five hundred acres ; and 
that all grants made contrary to the true intent and meaning hereof, 
shall be absolutely null and void. And we do hereby grant and ordain, 
that such person or persons for the time being, as shall be thereunto ap- 
pointed by the said corporation, shall and may at all times, and from time 
to time hereafter, have full power and authority to administer and give 
the oaths appointed by an act of parliament made in the first year of the 
reign of our late royal father, to be taken instead of the oaths of allegi- 
ance and supremacy ; and also the oath of abjuration, to all and every 
person and persons which shall at any time be inhabiting or residing 
within our said colony ; and in like cases to administer the solemn af- 
firmation to any of the persons commonly called Quakers^ in such man- 
ner as by the laws of our realm of Great Britain the same may be 
administered. And we do, of our further grace, certain knowledge and 
mere motion, grant, establish and ordain, for us, our heirs and succes- 
sors, that the said corporation and their successors, shall have full power 
and authority for and during the term of twenty-one years, to commence 
from the date of these our letters patent, to erect and constitute judica- 
tories and courts of record, or other courts, to be held in the name of us, 
our heirs and successors, for the hearing and determining of all manner 
of crimes, offences, pleas, processes, plaints, actions, matters, causes, and 
things whatsoever, arising or happening within the said province of 
Georgia or between persons of Georgia ; whether the same be criminal or 
civil, and whether the said crimes be capital or not capital, and whether 
the said pleas be real, personal or mixed ; and for awarding and making 
out executions thereupon ; to which courts and judicatories, we do hereby, 
for us, our heirs and successors, give and grant full power and au- 
thority, from time to time, to administer oaths for the discovery of truth, 
in any matter in controversy or depending before them, or the solemn 
affirmation to any of the persons commonly called Quakers, in such man- 
ner as by the laws of our realm of Great Britain the same may be ad- 
ministered. And our further will and pleasure is, that the said corpo- 
ration and their successors, do from time to time and at all times here- 
after, register or cause to be registered all such leases, grants, plantings. 



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conveyances, settlements^ and improvements whatsoever, as shall at any 
time hereafter be made by or in the name of the said corporation, of any 
lands, tenements or hereditaments within the said province, and shall 
yearly send and transmit, or cause to be sent or transmitted, authentic 
accounts of such leases, grants, conveyances, settlements and improve- 
ments respectively, unto the auditor of the plantations for the time being, 
or his deputy, and also to our surveyor for the time being of our said 
province of South Carolina, to whom we do hereby grant full power and 
authority from time to time, as often as need shall require, to inspect 
and survey such of the said lands and premises as shaU be demised, 
granted and settled as aforesaid, which said survey and inspection we do 
hereby declare to be intended to ascertain the quit-rents, which shall 
from time to time become due to us, our heirs and successors, according 
to the reservations herein before mentioned, and for no other purposes 
whatsoever ; hereby, for us, our heirs and successors ; strictly enjoining 
and commanding, that neither our or their surveyor, or any person 
whatsoever, under the pretext and colour of making the said survey or 
inspection, shall take, demand or receive any gratuity, fee or reward, of 
or from any person or persons inhabiting in the said colony, or from the 
said corporation or common council of the same, on the pain of forfeiture 
of the said office or offices, and incurring our highest displeasure. Pro- 
vided always, and our further will and pleasure is, that all leases, grants 
and conveyances to be made by or in the name of the said corporation 
of any lands within the said province, or a memorial containing the sub- 
stance and effect thereof, shall be registered with the auditor of the said 
plantations, of us, our heirs and successors, within the space of one year, 
to be computed from the date thereof, otherwise the same shall be void. 
And our further will and pleasure is, that the rents, issues, and all other 
profits which shall at any time hereafter come to the said corporation, or 
the major part of them which shall be present at any meeting for that 
purpose assembled, shall think will most improve and enlarge the said 
colony, and best answer the good purposes herein before mentioned, and 
for defraying all other charges about the same. And our will and pleaa- 
ure is, that the said corporation and their successors, shall from time to 
time give in to one of the principal secretaries of state and to the com- 
missioners of trade and plantations, accounts of the progresses of the said 
colony. And our will and pleasure is, that no act done at any meeting 
of the said common council of the said corporation, shall be effectual and 
valid, unless eight members at least of the said common council, includ- 



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iog the member who shall serve as chairman at the said meeting, be 
present, and the major part of them consenting thereunto. And oar will 
and pleasure is, that the common council of the said corporation for the 
time being, or the major part of them who shall be present, being as- 
sembled for that purpose, shall from time to time, for and during and 
unto the full end and expiration of twentj-one years, to commence from 
the date of these our letters patent, have full power and authority to 
nominate, make, constitute, commission, ordain and appoint, by such 
name or names, style or styles, as to them shall seem meet and fitting, 
all and singular such governors, judges, magistrates, ministers and of- 
ficers, civil and military, both by sea and land, within the said districts, 
as shall by them be thought fit and needful to be made or used for the 
said government of the said colony ; save always and except such officers 
only as shall by us, our heirs and successors, be from time to time con- 
stituted and appointed, for the managing, collecting and receiving such 
revenues as shall from time to time arise within the said province of 
Greorgia, and become due to us, our heirs and successors. Provided 
always, and it is our will and pleasure, that every governor of the said 
province of Georgia, to be appointed by the common council of the said 
corporation, before he shall enter upon or execute the said office of Gov- 
ernor, shall be approved by us, our heirs or successors, and shall take 
such oaths and shall qualify himself in such manner in all respects, as 
any governor or commander iu chief of any of our colonies or plantations 
in America, are by law required to do ; and shall give good and suffi- 
cient security for observing the several acts of Parliament relating to 
trade and navigation, and to observe and obey all instructions that shall 
be sent to him by us, our heirs and successors, or any acting under our 
or their authority, pursuant to the said acts, or any of them. And we 
do, by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, will, grant and or- 
dain, that the said corporation and their successors, shall have full power 
for and during and until the full end and term of twenty-one years, to 
commence from the date of these our letters patent, by any commander 
or other officer or officers by thiem for that purpose from time to time 
appointed, to train, instruct, exercise and govern a militia for the special 
defence and safety of our said colony, to assemble in martial array the 
inhabitants of the said colony, and to lead and conduct them, and with 
them to encounter, expulse, repel, resist and pursue, by force of arms, 
as well by sea as by land, within or without the limits of our said colony; 
and also to kill, slay and destroy, and conquer by all fitting ways, enter- 



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prises and means whatsoever, all and every such person or persons as 
shall at any time hereafter, in any hostile manner, attempt or enterprise 
the destruction, invasion, detriment or annoyance of our said colony; 
and to use and exercise the martial law in time of actual war and inva- 
sion or rebellion, in such cases where by law the same may be used or 
exercised; and also from time to time to erect forts and fortify any place 
or places within our said colony, and the same to furnish with all neces- 
sary ammunition, provisions, and stores of war, for offence and defence, 
and to commit from time to time the custody or government of the same 
to such person or persons as to them shall seem meet; and the said forts 
and fortifications to demolish at their pleasure ; and to take and surprise, 
by all ways and means, all and every such person or persons, with their 
ships, arms, ammunition and other goods, as shall in an hostile manner 
invade or attempt the invading, conquering or annoying of our said 
colony. And our will and pleasure is, and we do hereby for us, our heirs 
and successors, declare and grant, that the governor and commander in 
chief of the province of South Carolina, of us, our heirs and successors, 
for the time being, shall at all times hereafter have the chief command of 
the militia of our said province, hereby erected and established ; and 
that such militia shall observe and obey all orders and directions that 
shall from time to time be given or sent them by the said governor or 
commander in chief, anything in these presents before contained to the 
contrary hereof in any wise notwithstanding. And, of our more special 
grace, certain knowledge and mere motion, we have given and granted, 
and by these presents, for us, our heirs and successors, do give and grant 
unto the said corporation and their successors, full power and authority 
to import and export their goods at and from any port or ports that shall 
be appointed by us, our heirs and successors, within the said province of 
Georgia for that purpose, without being obliged to touch at any other 
port in South Carolina. And we do, by these presents, for us, our heirs 
and successors, will and declare, that from and after the determination 
of the said term of one and twenty years, such form of government and 
method of making laws, statutes and ordinances, for the better governing 
and ordering the said province of Greorgia, and the inhabitants thereof, 
shall be established and observed within the same, as we, our heirs and 
successors, shall hereafter ordain and appoint, and shall be agreeable to 
law ; and that from and after the determination of the said term of one 
and twenty years, the governor of our said province of Georgia, and all 
officers, civil and military, within the same, shall from time to time be 



26 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

nominated and constituted and appointed by us, our heirs and successors. 
And lastly, we do hereby, for us, our heirs and successors, grant unto the 
said corporation and their successors, that these our letters patent, or the 
enrollments or exemplification thereof, shall be in and by all things, 
good, firm, valid, sufficient and efiectual in the Law, according to the 
true intent and meaning thereof, and shall be taken, construed and 
adjudged in all courts and elsewhere, in the most favourable and benefi* 
cial sense and for the best advantage of the said corporation and their 
successors, any omission, imperfection, defect, matter or cause or thing 
whatsoever to the contrary in any wise notwithstanding. In witness we 
have caused these our letters to be made patent. Witness ourself at 
Westminster, the ninth day of June, in the fifth year of our reign. 
By writ of privy seal. 

COCKS. 



[B. P. R. O. Board op Trade. J 

LIST OF TRUSTEES. 



A List of the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in 

America. Note those marked thus * are the Common Council of the 

said Trustees. 

The following Twenty one were named in the Charter dated 
9. June 1732, 

The Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Percival since Earl of Eg- 
mont, was a Common Council Man, but resigned 7 July 1742 & re- 
mains a Trustee. 

The Honorable Edward Digby Esq'. 

George Carpenter Esq' since The Honourable Lord Carpenter was a Com- 
mon Council man but resign'd 8 March 1737, was reelected 15. March 
1738, resign'd again 12 April 1740 & remains a Trustee. 

* James Oglethorpe Esq' since General Oglethorpe. 

George Heathcote Esq' was a Conmion Council Man but resign'd 6 March 
1737 & remains a Trustee. 

* Thomas Tower Esq'. 

Robert More Esq' was a Common Council Man but resign'd 5. May 1736 
& remains a Trustee. 

Robert Hucks Esq' was a Common Council Man but resign'd 17. March 
1736 & remains a Trustee. 

♦Rogers Holland Esq'. 

William Sloper Esq' was a Common Council Man but resign'd 17 Feb- 
ruary 1741 & remains a Trustee. 

Francis Eyles Esq' was a Common Council Man but resign'd 11 Febru- 
ary 1741 & remains a Trustee. 

* John Laroche Esq'. 

*The Honourable James Vernon Esq'. 
William Belitha Esq'. 

*The Reverend M' Stephen Hales, since D' Hales. 
The Reverend M' John Burton. 

The Reverend M' Richard Bundy, since D^ Bundy. was a Common Coun- 
cil Man but resign'd 1. March 1737 & remains a Trustee. 



28 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The Reverend M' Arthur Bedford. 
'I'The Reverend M' Samuel Smith 
M' Adam Anderson 
M^ Thomas Coram 

The following Seventeen were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting 
held 15 March 1732.-3 
The Right Honourable James Earl of Derby. 

* The Right Honourable Anthony Ashley Earl of Shaftesbury, was a 

Common Council Man but resigned 13 March 1738 & was Reelected 
20 March 1739. 

*The Right Honourable John Lord Viscount Tyrconnel. 

The Right Honourable James Lord Viscount Limerick, was a Common 
Council Man but resigned 12 March 1738 & remains a Trustee^ 

The Right Honourable James Lord D'arcy. 

*The Honourable Richard Chandler Esq^ 

Thomas Frederick Esq'. 

Henry L'Apostre Esq'. 

William Heathcote Esq', since Sir William Heathcote Bar' was a Com- 
mon Council Man but resigned 30 July 1739 & remains a Trustee. 

Robert Kendal Esq' since Sir Robert Cater Alderman of London. Was a 
Common Council Man butresign'd 1 March 1737 & remains a Trustee. 

John White Esq' was a Common Council Man but resigned 5. May 1 736 
& remains a Trustee. 

* John Page Esq'. 
William Hanbury Esq'. 

Erasmus Philipps Esq' since Sir Erasmus Philipps Bar\ 

Christopher Tower Esq'. 

Sir John Gonson Knight. 

George Tyrer Esq' Alderman of Liverpoole 

The following Nine were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting held 
21. March 1733. 
The Reverend D' Thomas Rundle, since The Right Reverend Father in 

God Thomas Lord Bishop of London Derry. 
The Honourable William Talbot Esq' since the Right Honourable Wil- 
liam Lord Talbot. Was a Common Council Man but resigned 8 March 
1737 & remains a Trustee. 
Richard Coope Esq'. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 29 

William Wollaston Esq'. 

*The Honourable Robert Eyre E8q^ 

Thomas Archer Esq' Was a Common Council. Man but resigned 3. Feb- 
ruary 1741 & remains a Trustee. Since Lord Archer 

*Robert Tracy Esq'. 

Henry Archer Esq' ^as a Common Council Man but resigned 28 Jan- 
uary 1743 A remains a Trustee. 

Francis Wollaston Esq'. 

The following Gentleman was Elected at the Anniversary Meeting 
held 17. March 1736. 

*Sir Jacob Des Bouverie Bar* since Sir Jacob Bouverie Bar* since Lord 
Viscount Folkestone. 

The following two were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting held 

16. March 1737. 
Sir Harry Gough Bar*. 
Sir Roger Burgoigne Bar*. 

The following Nobleman was Elected at The Anniversary Meeting 

held 15. March 1738. 
The Right Honourable Lord Sidney Beauclerk. 

The following Three were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting held 

19. March 1740 
*The Honourable Henry Bathurst Esq'. 
The Honourable Philip Percival Esq'. ^ 

* John Frederick Esq'. 

The following Four were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting held 
18. March 1741 
The Honourable Alexander Hume Campbell Esq' was Elected a Common 
Council Man but never sworn in and desired another to be chosen in his 
room. 
*Sir John Barrington Bar*. 
♦Samuel Tuffiiell Esq'. 

Henry Calthrope Esq' since Sir Henry Calthrope Knight of the Bath 
The following Three were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting held 
17 March 1742. 

* John Philipps Esq' since Sir John Philipps Bar*. 

* Velters Cornwall Esq'. 
John Wright Esq'. 



30 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The following Gentleman was Elected at the Anniversary Meeting 
held 21. March 1744 

*The Reverend D' Thomas Wilson. 

The following two were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting held 
19 March 1746 

Francis Gokayne £sq% Alderman of the City of London. 
♦Samuel Lloyd Esq'. 

The following six were Elected at the Anniversary Meeting held 
16. March 1748 

The Honourable John Earl of Egmont 

♦Anthony Ewer Esq^ 

♦Edward Hooper Esq'. 

Sir John Gust Bar*. 

Slingsby Bethell Esq', Alderman of the City of London 

Stephen Theodore Janssen Esq' Alderman of the City of London. 



BY-LAWS AND LAWS. 



By Laws Established by the General Meeting of the Corporation of 
the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America, held at 
the Vestry Room of S' Bride's Church in Fleet Street on Thursday the 
21'» of March 1733. . 

1** That all Elections of Trustees, Common Council Men and Officers 
be determined by Ballot. 

2"^ That any Member who dissents from any Resolution, may enter 
his Dissent at the same Meeting in the following Words, and no other 
Viz^ 1. A. B. do dissent from the foregoing Resolution. 

May it Please Your Majesty 

The Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in Amer- 
ica in pursuance of the Powers and in Obedience to the Direc- 
tions to them given by Your Majesty's Most Gracious Charter. 
Humbly Lay before Your Majesty the following Law Statute 
and Ordinance which they being for that purpose Assembled 
have prepared as fit and necessary for the Government of the 
said Colony, and which they most Humbly Present under their 
Common Seal to Your Most Sacred Majesty in Council for Your 
Majesty's Most Gracious Approbation and Allowance. 

An Act for maintaining the Peace with the Lidians in the 
Province of Georgia. 

Preamble Whereas the Safety Welfare and preservation of the Colony of 
Georgia doth in a great measure depend on the maintaining a 
good Correspondence and regulating the Trade to be carried on 
between Your Majesty's Subjects and the several Nations of In- 
dians in Amity with the said Colony We the Trustees for 
Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America therefore pray 
Your Most Sacred Majesty That it may be Enacted and Be it 



32 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

PeriODi Ekacted that from and after the four and twentieth day of June 
ing wi^ which shall be in the Year of Our Lord One thousand Seven 
dians hundred and thirty five if any Person or Persons whatsoever 

shall for- ^ ^ 

felt 100 (other than such as duly Obtain Licences in the manner herein- 

foAhe use after mentioned and directed) shall directly or indirectly Visit 

ony, and frequent haunt Trade to Traffick or Barter with any Indian or 
the othpp ^ "^ 

^*^^?'*^^ Indians within the said Province of Georgia all and every such 
cutop. Oflfender or Offenders shall for every such Offence Forfeit One 
hundred pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain to be Sued 
for & recovered as hereinafter is directed the one half to be to 
the said Trustees and their Successors for the benefit of the said 
Colony as the Common Council of the said Trustees or the Major 
part of them who shall be present and assembled for that pur- 
pose Hhall direct or appoint and the other half to him or them 
who shall Sue for the same And all and Singular the Goods 
The Goods Wares Merchandizes Slaves Furrs Wax and Skins either carried 

BO traded 

sSiSid^bj^ to Bartered Sold to or brought from any such Indian or Indians 
f?^™*** by any Person or Persons not Licenced as aforesaid shall and 
'sioner, may be Seized and taken by a Warrant under the hand and 

and fop- '' •' 

on*e^hai£ "^^ ^^ ^^^ Commissioner or Commissioners which shall by 
onhM^i* Virtue of this Act be appointed for the better regulating of the 

ony» and 

the other said Indian Trade and shall be forfeited the one half to the use 

half to the 

outon ^' ^^^ '^^^ Trustees and their Successors to be applied in man- 
ner aforesaid and the other half to the use of such Person or 
Persons as shall Sue for the same And be it further Enacted 

Common That the Common Council for the time being of the said Trustees 

Council of 

the Tnis- or the Major part of them who shall be present and Assembled 
comufis- ^^^ ^^^ purpose shall and may from time to time as occasion 
' shall require Nominate Constitute and appoint One or more Com- 
missioner or Commissioners Treasurer or Treasurers Secretary or 
Secretarys and such other Officers Agents Ministers and Serv- 
ants as to them shall seem proper and Convenient for the Li- 
cencing Persons to Trade with the Indians and for the better 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 33 

regulatiDg such Trade and at their Will and Pleasure to Displace 
remove and put out such CommiBsioner or CommlBsioners Treas- 
urer or Treasurers Secretary or Secretarys and such other Officers 
Agents Ministers and Servants or any of them as often as they 
shall think fit so to do and others in their Boom Office Place and 
Stead to Nominate Constitute and appoint and shall and may 
andap- determine and appoint such reasonable Salaries Perquisites and 
»rio8 Ac other Rewards for the Labour or Service of such Commissioner 
or Commissioners Treasurer or Treasurers Secretary or Secre- 
tarys and of such other Officers Agents Servants and persons as 
to the said Common Council or the Major part of them who 
shall for that purpose be present & Assembled shall seem meet 
Commis- And all such Commissioners Treasurers Secretarys Officers Agents 

slonen 

^BmUii Servants & Persons shall before they act in their respective 

Offices take an Oath for their due and faithfuU Execution of 

their respective Offices to be to them severally Administred by 

the Senior Bailiff of the Town of Savannah for the time being 

who is hereby Authorized and required to Administer the same 

and to cause the same to be Entered of Record by the Recorder 

of the said Town who is hereby required to Enter the same ac- 

seoretary cordingly And Be it further Enacted that the Secretary or See- 
to keep a 
^k o' retarys by Virtue of this Act appointed shall keep a Book or 

Jl^"*^ Books in which shall be fairly Entered from time to time the 

8io^. Proceedings of the Commissioner or Commissioners which shall 

and keep 

the Bonds be appointed by Virtue of this Act and shall faithfully and 
licensed. Carefully keep the Bonds of all and every person or persons who 
shall take out Licences to Trade as aforesaid and every person or 
persons taking out Licences Instructions and Entering into Bonds 
Ten shii- ^^^ P&7 ^^ ^ ^^^ Secretary or Secretarys for the time being 
to £e the Sum of ten Shillings Sterling Money of Great Britain as his 

Secretary. 

Fee for the same And such Secretary or Secretarys shall have the 
keeping of all and Singular the Books Papers Journals Seals 
and all other proceedings relating to the Affairs of such Indian 

[8o.r.,v.l.] 



84 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Trade and shall take the followiDg Oath before the Senior Bailiff 
for the time being of the Town of Savanah who is hereby Au- 
thorized and required to administer the same and to cause the 
same to be Entered of Record by the Recorder of the said Town 
who is hereby required to Enter the same accordingly (Viz*) 
seowSiry. ^ A. B. Do Promise and Swear faithfully to perform and exe- 
cute all and singular the matters and things which shall be re- 
quired of me in Discharge of the Office of Secretary for Indian 
Affairs according to such Instructions as I shall from time to 
time receive from the Common Council of the said Trustees and 
that I will not Imbezzle Erase or Alter any Matter or thing in 
any Book or Paper given me in Charge and that I will faithfully 
enter into a Book for that purpose the proceedings relating to 
the Indian Affairs which shall be depending before the said Com- 
missioner or Commissioners So help me God. And Be it fur- 
sumsaris-ther ENACTED that all Sums of Money arising by the Traders 
cenoei^to Licences shall be paid to the Treasurer or Treasurers to be ap- 
ureT^ioT^ pointed as is hereinafter Ordered and Directed and shall be applied 
saUrie?,^ towards paying the Commissioners and Agents and towards De- 
fraying all such other Salarys Charges and Expences as shall 
arise from the putting in Execution the several Powers and Au- 
thoritys by this Act given and appointed and if such Licence 
Of 1m ^)" Money shall amount to more than such Salarys and Expences 
^ed'tnT the Overplus thereof shall be applied for the benefit of the said 
Common Colonv as the Common Council of the said Trustees for the 

Council. "^ 

time being or the Major part of such of them who shall for that 

purpose be present and Assembled shall direct or appoint And 

commis- Be it further Enacted That the Commissioner or Commissioners 

sloner to 

^^^^'^^ shall have power and he or they are hereby Im powered to hear 

From the and Determine any Complaints from the Indians and upon such 

take Evi- Complaints to take the Evidence of any Indian or Indians 
dence of "^ 

'^®™- against any person or persons Trading among them if such Com- 
plaint shall be grounded on such Circumstances as the said Com- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 86 

misBioner or Commissioners shall have good reason to believe 

the said Indian or Indians declare the whole Truth and the said 

Commissioner or Commissioners if the Complaint of the Indian 

Matofnot^' Indians does not amonnt to above the Value of three pounds 

vwS to* Sterling Money of Oreat Britain shall have power and is or are 

ttuae to hereby Impowered to Judge and award to the said Indian or 

the Indian ,. V. 

damaged. Indians so Damaged as aforesaid any Sum not exceeding three 

pounds Sterling Money of Oreat Britain and if he or they 

think necessary to withdraw their Licence from such Trader or 

So?^S Traders Ajstd Be it further Enactbd that the Commissioner or 

m^Mi Commissioners shall Issue out his or their Warrant directed to 

to any 

oWbM^ any other Trader or Traders (living residing and Trading by 

^?^en. I^<^i^<^ ^ the same Nation where such Trader shall]be Ad- 

oom^ judged to pay the said Sum awarded) requiring and directing 

tenoe. him or them to Compell the Trader Sentenced to Comply with and 

perform the Sentence of the said Commissioner or Commissioners 

and the said Trader or Traders to whom the said Warrant shall 

be directed are hereby required to cause the said Warrant to be 

duly Executed and Certify upon the back of the said Warrant 

my satiih to the said Commissioner or Commissioners that the Trader Sen- 

mad^** tenced hath made full and ample Satis£eu)tion to the Indian or 

Indians aggrieved pursuant to the Warrant to him directed and 

and on ui Case the Trader adjudged to make Satisfaction by Sentence 

make Sat- and Decree of the Commissioner or Commissioners shall refuse 

isfaotlon, 

doS^®" to do it after such Warrant is Shewed to him he shall Forfeit 
LwaSdSu double the Sum awarded And in Case the Trader to whotn such 
Trader Warrant is directed shall neglect or refuse to put such Warrant 

neglecting ^ * 

waSfnt!® i^ Execution or shall Certify falsly to the said Commissioner or 
ligfSa?^" Commissioners he shall forfeit the Sum of Six pounds Sterling 
forfeit JB6. Money of Great Britain and every Trader Executing such War- 
Aiiowed J^a^t shall be allowed Mileage to be Computed from his Trading 
Mileage, g-^^^^ ^^ ^^ House of the Trader that the Warrant is Served 
upon And be it further Enacted that if any Person or Persons 



1 



36 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

If any in the Indian Coantry shall disobey any lawfuU Order from the 

Porson 

obey oom- ^i^i^i^oner or GommiflBioners for the time being and proof 
^'order, made upon Oath that the same was Served on him or them that 
manderof then and in such Case the Commissioner or Commissioners may 

next Gar- "^ 

SSte^into *^PP^y ^^ *^® Commander of the Garrison nearest the Place 
raohoF- where such Indian doth reside who is hereby directed and Im- 
powered to Order a Detachment out of such Garrison not ex- 
ceeding four men with a Constable to take into Custody and de- 
Constable tain such Offender or Offenders which Constable shall be Im* 

may com' 

mandTra- powered to Command any Traders to any Number he shall think 
bim^and i^6<!^88&^ to assist in Apprehending the Offender and any of the 
■ai to^for. Traders retusing when Commanded to Assist as aforesaid shall 

felt their 

LieeDce & forfeit their Licence and the Penalty of his or their Bond or 

Penalty of ^ 

Bonds. Bonds. And be it further Enacted That the Commissioner or 
commis- Commissioners appointed by Virtue of this Act shall haye Power 

Blonerto i t-i i -r 

employ and Authority to agree with and Employ Interpreters and to 
tol^in- Administer an Oath to them that they will Interpret truly the 
oath for better to Enable him or them to settle the Trade and redress 

their true 

interpre- the Grieyances and hear the Complaint of the Indians as afore- 

Commis- ^aid Akd be it further Enacted that the Commissioner or Com- 

shau not missioners shall not directly or indirectly Trade Traffick or Bar- 
Trade nor 

receive ter to or with any Indian or Indians whatsoeyer or Sell or Bar- 
any uiit, •' 

ing Ms'' ter or procure to be Sold or Bartered any Indian Trading Goods 
norwittinto any Person whatsoever or receive any present Gift Fee or Re- 

Fonr years 

der^Penal- ^^^ ^°^ ^7 Indian Trader during the time of his or their 

^£. Agency or being Commissioner or Commissioners nor at any 

time within the Term of four Years after he or they shall be out 

of his or their Employment under the Penalty of One thousand 

(except pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain (Except Presents made 

of uie*^*^ to the Commissioner or Commissioners by the Indians for and in 

and^aiso token of their Alliance with this Province which said Presents 

Food.) shall be accepted on no other Condition whatsoever and the 

Commissioner or Commissioners shall be accountable for the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 37 

same to the Publick and also except such Presents of Food as 
are necessary for his or their Subeistance whilst among the In- 
dians) And Be it further Enacted that all and every person or 

Traders to * "^ ^ 

their"^ persons who shall Trade Traffick or Barter to or with any Na- 
thes^re^ tion of Indians within the said Province of Georgia shall first 

tary'B Of- 
fice, ten Publish their Names in the Office of the Secretary for Indian 
days be- ^ 

hftye^Li^ Affiurs for at least ten days before they have a Licence granted 
prodiioe\ them And shall produce a Certificate of the same to the Com- 

Oertlfloate 

thereof, missioner or Commissioners aforesaid and of their having paid 
^^^j such reasonable Sum or Sums of Money Not exceeding the Sum 
^^^^^' of five pounds Sterling Money of Ghreat Britain for such Licence 
or Licences to the Treasurer or Treasurers beforementioned as 
shall from time to time be directed and appointed by the Com- 
mon Council of the said Trustees or by the Major part of them 
who shall for that purpose be present and Assembled besides 
And no the said Secretarys Fee of Ten Shillings and no Objection ap- 

Objeotlon . , r^ . . ^n, . . 

Appe^ pearmg to the Commissioner or Commissioners against granting 
JJ^^JJJt^ such Licence either from himself or from any other Person the 
(he^iersaid Commissioner or Commissioners shall grant the same the 
^«d& to person applying having Entered into Bond with one sufficient Se- 
curiwfor c^rity to the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in 

100 £ 

America and their Successors in the Sum of One hundred Pounds 
Condition Sterling Money of Great Britain Conditioned for his or their 
Demeaning themselves well towards the Indians in Amity with 
the said Colony and that they shall observe and Obey all such 
Orders as shall from time to time be given them by the Com- 
missioner or Commissioners under his or their hand or hands 
and the Publick Seal of the Office pursuant to such Instructions 
as such Commissioner or Commissioners shall from time to time 
receive from the Common Council of the said Trustees or the 
Major part of them who shall for that purpose be present and 
Assembled And Be it further Enacted that if any Person or 
Persons that shall have and receive such Licence or Licences 



88 COLONIAL EECOEDS. 

If any InBtrtiotioii or InBtrtictioiis from the eaid CommisBioner or Com- 

licensed 

trainman ^^^^^oi^^i^ under his or their hand or hands and the Seal of His 
more tiian Office or that shall enter into sach Bond as aforesaid shall trust 
of Powder auY ouo Indian for more than one pound of Powder and four 

and fonr * 

SSSfete *"' ?^^^^^ of Bullets he or they shall forfeit the Debt due from the 
feu^the^' said Indian and shall also forfeit his Bond and Licence to the said 

Debt, and 

his Bond Trustees and their Successors to be disposed of by the Common 

and LI- * "^ 

Xe^e of Council of the said Trustees or the Major part of them who shall 

^j.^^' be present and Assembled for that purpose for and towards the 

Support of the Colony of G^rgia to be recovered as hereinafter 

Trading is directed and in Case they or any of them shall Trade Traffick 

with In- '' ^ 

BomuV, ^^ Barter with any Indians that shall at any time hereafter be at 
?wjt?Ss Enmity with the said Colony of Georgia or Trade with any of 
md<^, the Subjects of any Foreign Prince he or they shall Forfeit the 
PeniSty of Penalty of their Bonds for the use of the said Trustees and their 
Bonds, for Successors to be disposed of in manner aforesaid for and towards 

the use of 

the Col- the Support of the Colony of Georgia to be also recovered as is 

hereinafter directed And be it further Enacted That all such 

Traders to Person or Persons that shall Trade Traffick or Barter to or with 

renew 

oences'at ^^7 Indians except the Chickesaw Traders shall come to the 
yeariy?in Towu of Savanah at least once every Year in order to take out 

March, 

April, a New Licence in his own proper person (That is to say) in the 
June. Month of March April May or June in which Months all Li- 
cences shall expire and any other Person taking out a Licence in 
Chick ^y ^^®' month (except as before excepted) shall pay in pro- 
erTshft?!^" portion only from the time he took it out, and the Chickesaw 
their la- Traders shall take out their Licences once in Eighteen months 

oences 

onoe In 18 and that no Person or Persons whatsoever shall have and receive 

months. 

nofk>^b^ from the said Commissioner or Commissioners any Licence or 
but to '^ Instructions for any person residing among the Indians to Trade 
ers as ^ith the same unless such Person or Persons is or are actually 

come to •' 

to/them^ in Savanah to receive the same and to enter into Bond for the 
Into Bond, faithfull Discharge of their Instructions and that all such Per- 



COLONIAL EECOEDS. 89 

Tradeni to 80D8 as flhall intend to Trade to the Nations of Lidians called 

the Chick- 

ewjranot Chickesaws shall not Trade Traffick or Barter with any Indian or 
TnS^{j Indians in their way to the said Nations called Chickesaws And 
Be it further Enacted that when one Principal Trader shall ap* 
ply for a Licence to go out to Trade he shall have Liberty to 
SnlMmiy ^^^ ^^^ ^°® Licence in his own Name inserting the Names of 
^nonsf such two Men as he shall carry with him paying for such Li- 
more, cence such reasonable Bum of Money not exceeding the Sum of 
five pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain to the Publick 
Treasurer or Treasurers as shall from time to time be directed 
and appointed by the Common Council of the said Trustees or 
by the Major part of such of the said Common Council as 
shall for that purpose be present and assembled besides the 
Secretarys Fee and for every other three men he shall 
carry with him he shall have another Licence paying the 

None to "^ r ^ o 

^adebut i^^q reasonable Sum and so in proportion for a greater or 
2%?iriv^^ lesser Number of Men and every person mentioned or inserted 
forh^s^ in any such Licence shall not have Liberty to Trade for his 

own and 

hSrtour* Pj^cipal in any of the Indian Nations and the Principal shall 
He may g^^® S9^ Security as well for his own as for all their good be- 
to^i^k a1- haviour amongst the Indians and upon the renewal of any such 

ter his 

Store. Licence It shall be lawfull for the Principal Trader to leave one 
plaint"*" of ^ ^^^ Men to look after his Store And in Case there be any 
imy of his just Complaint made against any of his Men on Account of Debt 
Prin'oip&i or any Misdemeanour committed by them upon an Order under 
^fhe^^' the hand and Seal of the Commissioner or Commissioners Served 
Bioner, on the Principal he shall be Obliged to send in safe Custody and 

under 

g^^jJJ^^o' deliver to the said Commissioner or Commissioners such person 

eeuM and Complained of under the penalty of forfeiting his License and 

Bond and the same shall be Inserted in the Condition of his 
Principal 
not to dig- Bond and it shall not be lawfull for the Principal to Discharge 

uin^i^^^ any of his Men in the Indian Country from his Service and in 

dian*^' Case any Person shall leave his Service in the Indian Country 

Conn try. 



40 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

If any and any other Trader should hire such Person such Trader shall 

leave hit 

thrin?^ forfeit the Sum of Eight pounds Sterling Money of Great Brit- 
comitry. ain to the said Trustees & their Successors for and towards the 
er hiring Support of the said Colony and the first Employer shall recover 
teuli^^' ^ ^^^^ Damages of the Person that hired him as he shall prove 
agesP*™" that he has Sustained for the want of the Service of such Per 
The Na- SOU Akd be it further Enacted that any Person desirinir a Li* 

tlon and "^ ^ 

SeTriert- ^^^ ^o Trade to any Nation of Indians in Amity with the said 
licenee?^ Colony shall declare what Nation he is going to Trade with and 
Person the Town in such Nation which shall be inserted in his Licence 

not to 

theilm^'^^ there shall be a Condition in his Bond not to Transgress the 
Bounds, Bounds limited by such Licence under penalty of forfeiting the 

under 

Penalty of 8ame and those taking out Licences to Trade with the Creeks 

J^JjJ; shall first declare whether he will Trade with the Upper or 

The same Lower Creeks and shall then be Confined to Trade within a cer- 

to be ot>- 

aerved tain Town or District and nowhere else and it shall be inserted 

In the 

Na^ons. ^ ^® Condition of their Bonds and every Trader going to the 
Traders to Creeks to Trade shall be Obliged to pass both going and coming 
CreeiM to by the first Fort Argyll or by such other Fort or Forts as shall 
Argyin^to. ^^^ ^^^^ ^ ^^^ ^ appointed by the Common Council of the 
said Trustees or by the Major part of them as shall for that 
purpose be present and Assembled And be it further Enacted 
On Trad- that in Case any Trader shall bring down any Indians or Bur- 

er bring. "^ o j 

ingdown theners such Trader shall be obliged to maintain them at their 

any In- o 

to main-* own proper Costs until they return unto their respective Nations 
and make and Towns and all such Traders shall make good all Damages 

good 

Damages, done to any of the Inhabitants by such Indians whilst in the 
Province by killing of Cattle or otherwise And be it further 
Employ- Enacted that if any person or persons shall by any ways or any 
thYin^ means whatsoever Employ any Negroe or other Slave in the lu- 
country <iMMi Country or in rowing up or down any Boat or Perriagoe to 
felt 16*. or from any Cbrrison or to or from their respective Trading 
Houses such Person or Persons so Offending shall for every such 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 41 

Offence forfeit the Bum of fifteen pounds Sterling Money of 

Great Britain to the said Trustees and their Successors for and 

toward the Support of the said Colony Ain> be it further En- 

No Trader ACTED that no Trader whatever shall presume to enter into any 

to trade '^ ^ 

oSS>7ii^' Town to Trade where another Trader by Licence doth then re- 
i^dl^re- side and Trade unless in large Towns which the Commissioner or 
lees where Commissioners shall think sufficient to maintain two or more 

two or 

SfoweiT 1''*A<1^^ ^^'^ ^^® Commissioner or Commissioners is and are hereby 
oommis- impowered to Allot each Trader Two or more Towns in Case one 
allot to shall be too small for them to Trade in so that the several Towns 

^aoh 

^^^^ in the Indian Nations be equally divided amongst the several 
%w^f, Traders and every Trader going to any of the Indian Nations to 

when one 

is too Trade shall have annexed to his Licence from under the hand and 

•mall. 

instnio- Seal of the Office of the Commissioner or Commissioners such 

tionstobe 

to^h^ Instructions as shall from time to time be given him or them by 
Lioenoe. ^^ Common Council for the time being of the said Trustees or 
by the Major part of such of them who shall be present and 
^iinw. Assembled for that purpose And be it further Enacted that all 
SqJSJ?^ Fines Forfeitures and Penaltys imposed by Virtue of this Act 
tion of shall and may be recovered in any Court of Record in the said 

Deht, Ac. "^ ^ 

toth?Me P^o^^^ of Georgia by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Informa- 
coionv, tion One half to the said Trustees and their Successors to be 
half to disposed of in such manner as the Common Council for the time 

the Prose- ^ 

oQtor. being of the said Trustees or the Major part of them who shall 
be present and assembled for that Purpose shall think fit to and 
for the Support of the said Colony and the other half to the 
Informer or such other person or persons that will Sue for the 

All Fines, same Provided nevertheless that all the Fines & Forfeitures 

Ac to be 

prose- mentioned in this Act shall be Sued for and prosecuted within 

ented *^ 

months!^ the Space of Twelve Months next after the Ofience committed 
And be it further Enacted that if any Action or Suit shall be 
brought or prosecuted against any person or persons for what he 
or they shall do in or about the prosecution or putting in Eze. 



42 COLONIAL RECORDS- 

ifanjAo-cution of tliis Act or any of the Powers therein contained It 

tlon be ^ 

^end-^' ^^^ ^^^ ^^^7 ^ lawfull to and for the Defendant or Defend- 
^ead the ^^^ ^ ^^^ Action or Suit to Plead the General Issue and to 
Issue, and ffive the Special matter in Evidence and if Judgment shall be 
matter In S^^^^ against the Plaintiff or Plaintiffi in such Suit then the 
Evidence. Defendant or Defendants shall by the Court before whom the 
ment Cause shall be tried be allowed double the Costs and Charges 

against 

S^nd?' ^® ^^ ^®y have- been put unto by such Suit or Suits and the 
have*dou- ^'^ Court are hereby Impowered to Levy the said Costs by Dis- 
to be ' tress and Sale of any Groods of the said Plaintiff or Plaintifis 

levied by 

and fiSfie returning the Overplus if any to such Plaintiff or Plaintiffs And 
of Goods, y^ j^ further Enacted That the said Common Council of the 
Common said Trustees shall have full power and Authority to Lessen 

Counell of 

teoi'have ^^^ * Mitigate all and every the Fees and Fines for Licences 
mm^^ to Trade herein beforementioned and all Forfeitures and Penaltys 
Fines, <to. and all such Share of such Forfeitures and Penaltys as shall be- 
come due to the said Trustees for the benefit of the said Colony 
as the Common Council of the said Trustees or the Major part 
of them who shall be present and Assembled for that purpose 
shall think fit and Order And be it further Enacted That no 
No Act of Act done at any meeting of the said Common Council of the 
Common said Trustees in Execution of any of the powers to them given 

Council J r & 

re*88 Bight ^y this Act shall be Effectuall and Valid unless eight Members 
ent?'^^ at least of the said Common Council including the Member who 
shall serve as Chairman be present and the Major part of them 
consenting thereunto. 

To which the Common Seal was affixed the Ninth day of 
January 1734. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 4S 

At the Court at St. James's 

the 3* day of April X735. 

Present 
The Kings most Excellent Majesty. 

Lord President Earl of Selkirk 

Duke of Athol Lord Hervey 

Duke of Newcastle Lord Harrington 

Earl of Leicester Lord Hardwicke 

Earl of Essex Stephen Poyntz Esq' 

Whereas by His Majestys Royal Charter past under the Great Seal of 
Great Britain the ninth day of June 1732 The Trustees for Establishing 
the Colony of Georgia are Authorized and Empowered for and during 
the Term of Twenty one Years to Form and Prepare Laws Statutes and 
Ordinances fit and necessary for and concerning the Government of the 
said Colony and not repugnant to the Laws and Statutes of this King- 
dom And to present the same under their Common Seal to His Majesty 
His Heirs and Successors in his or their Privy Council Which Laws 
Statutes and Ordinances being Approved by His Majesty His Heirs and 
Successors in His or their Privy Council are to be from thenceforth in 
full force and Virtue within the said Colony of Georgia And Whereas in 
pursuance of the said Powers the Trustees for Establishing the said Col- 
ony have Formed and prepared and presented to His Majesty in His 
Privy Council the following Law Viz* 

An Act for maintaining the Peace with the Lidians in the 
Province of Georgia. 

Whereas the Safety Welfare and preservation of the Colony of 
Georgia doth in a great measure depend on the maintaining a 
Preamble, good Correspondence and regulating the Trade to be carried on 
between Your Majestys Subjects and the several Nations of Li- 
dians in Amity with the said Colony We the Trustees for Es- 
tablishing the Colony of Georgia in America therefore pray Your Most 
Sacred Majesty That it may be Enacted and Be it Enacted (See 
Entry of the Act prepared, it being word for word the same.) 
Which Act His Majesty thought proper to referr to the Consideration of 
a Committee of His Majestys most Honourable Privy Council who hav- 
ing received the Opinion of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and 



44 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

PlantationB thereupon this day did Report to His Majesty as their Opin- 
ion that the said Act was proper to receive his Majestys Royal Appro- 
bation : His Majesty taking the same into Consideration is hereby pleased 
with the Advice of His Privy Council to Declare His Approbation of the 
said Act And pursuant to His Majestys Royal Pleasure thereupon ez- 
prest the said Act is hereby Confirmed finally Enacted and Ratified ac- 
cordingly. 

Temple Stajttan 

May it Please Your Majesty 

The Trustees for establishing the Colony of GEORau. in 
America in pursuance of the Powers and in Obedience to the 
Directions to them given by Your Majesty's Most Gracious 
Charter Humbly Lay before Your' Majesty the following Law 
Statute and Ordinance which they being for that Purpose as- 
sembled have prepared as fit and necessary for the Government 
of the said Colony And which they most Humbly Present under 
their Common Seal to Your Most Sacred Majesty in Council for 
Your Majesty's Most Gracious Approbation and Allowance. 

An Act to prevent the Importation and Use of Rum and 
Brandies in the Province of GsoRaiA. 

Preamble. Whereas it is found by Experience that the use of the Liquors 
called Rum and Brandys in the Province of Georgia are more 
particularly hurtfull and pernicious to Man's Body and have 
been attended with dangerous Maladies and &tal distempers and 
if not timely prevented will in all likelyhood ruin the said Col- 
ony and frustrate Your Majesty's good and fatherly Litentions 
towards such of Your Subjects as shall go to reside in the said 
Province And Whereas We Your Majesty's most dutifull 
Subjects the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in 
America have received Complaints from the Chiefs of Several of 
the Lidian Nations Lihabiting near to Your Majesty's said Col- 
ony of great disorders amongst them Occasioned by the use of 
the said Liquors and which are brought them by the Person^ 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 45 

I 

using and carrying on the Lidian Trade for Remedy thereof We 

the Trasteee for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America 

humbly beseech Your Majesty That it may be Enacted and 

After S4 BE IT Ekacted that from and after the four and twentieth day 

June 1786 ^ 

B?a^dS8, ^^ ^^^^ which shall be in the Year of Our Lord One thousand 
ItroiS ^' Seven hundred and thirty five No Rum or Brandys nor any 
BbAii be other kind of Spirits or Strong Waters by whatsoever Name 

imported '^ o ^ 

StocSor-^^^y are or may be distinguished shall be imported or brought 
***• aShore either by Land or Water in any Ship or Ships Vessell or 

Vessells whatsoever or in any Cart or Carts Carriage or Car- 
riages whatsoever either by man or horse into any Port Haven 
Creek Town Village or other Place whatsoever in the said Prov- 
ince of Georgia from any Country Colony Province Place or 
Port whatsoever by any Person or Persons whatsoever either 
All sQoh mixt or unmixt and that all such Rum and Brandys Spirits or 
aSd^^iit ^^^^fi^ Waters either mixt or unmixt which shall be Imported 
or brought into the said Province contrary to this Act in whose 
hands or Custody or in what Place soever they shall be found 
shall and may be forthwith publickly Staved and Spilt in the 
Presence of such Officer as shall for that Purpose be appointed 
by the Common Council of the said Trustees or by the Major 
part of such of them as shall for that purpose be present and 
No Per- Assembled And it is hereby further Enacted that no person 
laquore^ or persons whatsoever shall presume to save any of such Rum 
to^ ^ Brandys Spirits or Strong Waters so adjudged to be Staved and 

stavedi 

Penait of ^P^* Under the penalty of five pounds Sterling over and above 
»nd*aKye ^^ Value of the said Rum Brandys Spirits or Strong Waters 
of guoh"* And Be it further Enacted that every Person or Persons In- 

Liquors. 

dian Trader or other that shall from and after the said four and 
After 24 twentieth day of June in the Year of Our Lord One thousand 

June 1786 "' 

sSaifs^?! Seven hundred and thirty five sell utter or retail any Rum 

Rum, Ac Brandys Spirits or Strong Waters mixt or unmixt as aforesaid to 

any Person or Persons either English or Indian or other shall 



46 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

nhaii for for the first Oflence forfeit the Sum of five poands Sterling 
?^UM£ '^^ ^^' ^^ eeoond Offence (after Conviction of such first Of- 
'thesMond^^BDce) shall forfeit fiftj pounds Sterling and shall also (after 

Off6II06 

6q£.and Conviction of such second Offence) stand and be disabled and 

after Oon- ^ 

wctton of \^ incapable in Law to bear or Execute any Office or Lnploy- 
fl^, ' ment in the said province Am> be it further Enacted That one 

shall be 

duabied half of all the Forfeitures and penalties in this Act mentioned 

to bear *^ 

any Office, ^^jj provided shall be disposed of by the Common Council of the 
of aiiFor- Said Trustees or by the Major Part of such of them as shall be 

feitnrei a ^ v 

for°the^ present A Assembled for that purpose for the use and benefit of 
oSoo^ the said Colony and the other half thereof shall be to the use of 
a%e other such persou or persons as shall sue and prosecute for the same 

halftothe r x- r 

^oaecu- And such Actions Suits and Liformations for any Offence or 
snit0tobe()^^°<^^ against this Act shall be carryed on tried and pros- 
in such ecuted in such of the Courts of Law in the said Pirovince of 

Conrtiln 

B^u^' G^rgia as shall for that Purpose be constituted and appointed 
^%!f ^^ by the said Trustees and their Successors And the better to 

Trnitees. 

prevent prophane Cursing and Swearing Vice and Debauchery 

too frequently occasioned by Tippling Houses and disorderly 
publick Houses Be it therefore further Enacted That if any Li- 
no Per- dian Trader or Traders or any Person or Persons whatsoever 

son tore- '' 

uii^uq- gijjjj g^ Qjj^ ]yj retail any Wine Beer Ale or other Liquors 

Permift-^ either publickly or privately without first having obtained a Per- 
slon. 

mission or Authority in writing under the hands and Seals of 

such Persons as shall be from time to time appointed by the 

Common Council of the said Trustees or the Major part of such 

of them as shall for that purpose be present and Assembled for 

the granting of such Permissions or Authoritys such Person or 

Forfeit- Persons shall respectively forfeit and pay for every such Offence 

£. Upon the Sum of Twenty pounds Sterb'ng Money of Great Britain 

i?c"hPer- ^^^ "^ ^^ further Enacted That it shall and may be lawfuU 

to*te*dS* ^^^ such Persons that shall be appointed for the granting of such 

void. Permissions as afores*^ at any time upon suflficient Cause to Re- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 47 

yoke annull & declare such Permiasions to be void And Be it 
All Fines further Enacted That all Fines Forfeitures and Penaltvs which 

&o. not 

Si8 ^'sed* ^^^^ "^ Incurred and become forfeited by Virtue of this Act 

^'a^ued A°d herein not otherwise disposed of shall be to the said Trustees 

of Colony, and their Successors and be applyed and disposed of for the use 

and Benefit of the said Colony as the Common Council of the 

said Trustees or the Major part of them for that purpose present 

and Assembled shall think fit and proper And Be it further 

If any ENACTED That if anj Action or Suit shall be brought or prose- 

D^end- ^^^ted against any Person or Persons for what he or they shall 

pf4d the do in or about the prosecution or putting in Execution of this 

General 

issne.and Act Or any of the Powers therein contained It shall and maybe 

glTe the ' "^ 

matter In lawfull to and for the Defendant or Defendants in such Action 

^^^' or Suit to plead the General Issue and to give the special matter 

If jadg. in Evidence And if Judgment shall be given against the 

meat 

Vi'^L Plaintiff or Plaintiffs in such Suit Then the Defendant or De- 

flam tin, 

^®^^' fendants shall by the Court before whom the Cause shall be 
ue Costs,' tried be allowed double the Costs and Charges he or they have 

to he r» o« 

maS^M^ been put unto by such Suit or Suits and the said Court are 

G<x^^' hereby empowered to Levy the said Costs by distress and Sale 

of any Goods of the said Plaintiff* or Plaintiflb returning the 

Overplus if any to such Plaintiff* or Plaintiffs And Be it fur- 

common ther ENACTED that the said Common Council of the sdd Trus- 

of the tees shall have full power and Authority to lessen abate and miti- 
Trustees 

wtoiSu'S^^ all Forfeitures and Penaltys and all such Share of such 

SitureT& Forfeitures and Penaltys as shall become due to the said Trus- 

' tees by this Act or by any Clause or Clauses therein contained 

as the said Common Council or the Major part of them who shall 

be present and Assembled for that Purpose shall think fit and 

No Act of proper And Be it further Enacted That no Act done at any 

the said 

Ooun^if Meeting of the said Common Council of the said Trustees in^ 
Tess Eight Execution of any of the powers to them given by this Act shall 
enF^^' be Effectual and Valid unless Eight Members at least of the 



48 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

said Common Council including the Member who shall serve as 
Chairman be present and the Major part of them consenting 
thereunto. 

To which the Common Seal was affixed the Ninth day of 

January 1734. 

At the Court at St. James's 

the 3* day of April 1735. 

Present 
The Elings most Excellent Majesty 

Lord President Earl of Selkirk 

Duke of Athol Lord Hervey 

Duke of Newcastle Lord Harrington 

Earl of Leicester Lord Hardwicke 

Earl of Essex Stephen Poyntz Esq' 

Whereas by His Majestys Royal Charter past under the Great Seal of 
Great Britain the ninth day of June 1732 The Trustees for Establishing 
the Colony of Georgia are Authorized and Empowered for and during 
the Term of Twenty one Years to Form and Prepare Laws Statutes and 
Ordinances fit and necessary for & concerning the Government of the 
said Colony and not repugnant to the Laws and Statutes of this King- 
dom And to present the same under their Common Seal to His Majesty 
His Heirs and Successors in His or their Privy Council Which Laws 
Statutes and Ordinances being approved by His Majesty His Heirs and 
Successors in his or their Privy Council are to be from thenceforth in full 
force and Virtue within the said Colony of Georgia And whereas in 
pursuance of the said Powers the Trustees for Establishing the said Col- 
ony have formed and prepared and presented to His Majesty in His 
Privy Council the following Law Viz* 

An Act to prevent the Lnportation and use of Bum and Brandys 

in the Province of Georgia 

Whereas it is found by Experience that the use of the Liquors called 

Bum and Brandys in the Province of Georgia are more partic- 

Preamble ^^^^7 hurtfuU and pernicious to Mans Body and have been 

attended with dangerous Maladies and fatal Distempers and if 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 49 

not timely pre vented will in all likeljhood ruin the said Colony and 
frustrate Your Majestys good and fatherly Intentions towards such 
of Your Subjects as shall go to reside in the said Province And 
Whereas We Your Majesty's most dutifull Subjects the Trustees 
for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America have received Com- 
plaints from the Chiefs of Several of the Indian Nations Inhabiting near 
to Your Majestys said Colony of great disorders amongst them Occasioned 
by the use of the said Liquors and which are brought them by the Per- 
sons using and carrying on the Indian Trade for Remedy thereof We 
the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America humbly 
beseech Your Majesty That it may be Enacted and be it Enacted 
(See Entry of the Act prepared, it being word for word the same) 
Which Act His Majesty thought proper to referr to the Consideration 
of a Committee of His Majesty's most Honourable Privy Council who 
having received the Opinion of the Lords Commissioners for Trade & 
Plantations thereupon did this day Report to His Majesty as their Opinion 
that the said Act was proper to receive His Majesty's Royal Approbation. 
His Majesty taking the same into Consideration is hereby pleased with 
the Advice of His Privy Council to Declare his Approbation of the said 
Act. And pursuant to His Majestys Royal Pleasure thereupon exprest 
the said Act is hereby Confirmed finally Enacted and Ratified accord- 
ingly. 

Temple Stanyan 

May it Please Your Majesty 

The Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America 
in pursuance of the Powers and in Obedience to the Directions 
of them Given by Your Majestys Most Gracious Charter Hum- 
bly Lay before Your Majesty the following Law Statute and 
Ordinance which they being for that Purpose Assembled have 
prepared as fit and necessary for the Government of the said 
Colony, And which they most Humbly Present under their 
Common Seal to Your Most Sacred Majesty in Council for Your 
Majesty's Most Gracious Approbation and Allowance. 



[4 c. r., V. 1.] 



60 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

An Act for rendering the Colony of G^rgia more Defen- 
cible by Prohibiting the Importation and use of Black 
Slaves or Negroes into the same. 
Prounbie. Whereas Experience hath Shewn that the manner of Settling 
ColonjB and Plantations with Black Slaves or N^roes hath Ob- 
structed the Increase of English and Christain Inhabitants there- 
in who alone can in case of a War be reljed on for the Defence 
and Security of the same, and hath Exposed the Colony s so set- 
tled to the Insurrections Tumults and Rebellions of such Slaves 
& Negroes and in Case of a Rupture with any Foreign State 
who should Encourage and Support such Rebellions might Oc- 
casion the utter Ruin and loss of such Colonys, For the prevent- 
ing therefore of so great inconveniences in the said Colony of 
Georgia We the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Geor- 
gia in America humbly beseech Your Majesty That it may be 
Alter 24 Enacted And be it Enacted that from and after the four and 

June 1786 

TOnim^' twentieth day of June which shall be in the Year of Our Lord 
ifackoT^ One thousand Seven hundred and thirty five if any Person or 

Kegroe 

^^J^® Persons whatsoever shall import or bring or shall cause to be 
Province *^ 

^^'" imported or brought or shall sell or Barter or use in any man- 
ner or way whatsoever in the said Province or in any Part or 
Place therein any Black or Blacks Negroe or Negroes such Per- 
son or Persons for every such Black or BlacksNegroe or Negroes 
so imported or brought or caused to be imported or brought or 
sold Bartered or used within the said Province Contrary to the 

shall for- intent and meaning of this Act shall forfeit and lose the Sum of 
fifty pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain to be recovered in 
manner hereafter mentioned one half to the said Trustees for 

One half Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America to be applied for 

Colony, ^^ Benefit of the said Colony as the Common Council of the 
said Trustees or the Major part of them for that purpose 

the other nresent and assembled shall think fit and proper and the 

half \o the *^ 

^secu- Q^jjgj. jjj^i£ ^Q g^gjj person or persons as shall sue for 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 61 

the same And be it further Enacted that from and after 

the said four and twentieth day of June in the Year of Our Lord 

After i4 One thousand Seven hundred and thirty five all and every the 

June 1786, ^ ^ 

BiA^or ^^'^ ^^ Blacks Negroe or Negroes which shall at any time then 
S^d be ftf)^ be found in the said Province of Georgia or within any 
Georgia Part or Place thereof in the Custody house or Possession of 

he shall '* 

Sd^wj whomsoever the same may be shall and may be Seized and taken 
by such person or persons as for that purpose shall be authorized 
and Impowered by the said Common Council of the said^Trustees 
or the Major part of them who shall for that purpose be present 
and Assembled and the said Black or Blacks Negroe or Negroes 

AndshaU SO Seized and taken shall be deemed and adjudged and are here- 

bethe jo 

Ptogerty |jy declared to be the Sole property of and to belong only to the 
TnisteeB. ^^ Trustees and their Successors and shall and may be Exported 
And difl- Sold and disposed of in such manner as the said Common Council 

posed of ^ 

^J^5 of the said Trustees or the Major part of them for that purpose 
ny! ^ ^ present and Assembled shall think most for the benefit and good 
Provided, of the sdd Colony PROVIDED ALWAYS That if any Black or Blacks 

that If 

any Black Ncgroe or Negroes shall run away from his Master or Mistress 
fSS^SK ^^ Carolina or any other of His Majesty's Dominions into the 
intcT^eor- Said Province of Georgia if the person or persons to whom such 
within 8 Black or Blacks Negroe or Negroes shall belong shall within the 
^the^ Space of three months next after such Black or Blacks Negroe 
^^^^ or Negroes shall have been Seized and taken as aforesaid enter 
his or their Claim or Claims to such Black or Blacks Negroe or 
and pay Negroes in the Court of the Town of Savanah and shall pay all 

all Costs 

of apnre- guch Costs and Charges as shall have been expended in appre- 
Satfs^I^* bending or taking such Black or Blacks Negroe or Negroes and 
Damages; also shall make Satisfaction for such Damages and Mischiefs as 
Then the they or any of them shall have done or Committed on the per- 

Court of 

Savannah gons or possessious of auv of the Inhabitants whilst within the 

to restore * '' 

^oer said Province of Georgia That then and in every such Case the 
Sack or Said Court of the Town of Savanah shall and are hereby directed 

Kegroe. 



62 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

to restore to such owner or owners so claiming as aforesaid all 

and every such Black or Blacks Negroe or Negroes And be it 

AU Pines, further Enacted that all Fines Forfeitures i& Penaltys which 

Ac to be '' 

in^Qeor- ^ shall be incurred and become forfeited by Virtue of this Act shall 
*^*** and may be recovered in any Court of Record in the said Prov- 

If any ince of Georgia by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information 

Action be 

^rought. and if any Action or Suit shall be brought or prosecuted 
plead the ^^i*^t any person or persons Jfor what he or they shall do in or 
iMue'and about the prosecution or putting in Execution of this Act or 

give the 

special any of the Powers therein contained It shall and may be lawfull 

matter In -^ *' 

Evidence. ^ j^j ^^^ ^^ Defendant or Defendants in such Action or Suit 

to plead the General Issue and to give the special matter in Evi- 

If Jndg- dence and if Judgment shall be given against the Plaintiff or 

ment 

against Plaintiffs in such Suit then the Defendant or Defendants shall 

Haintlff, 

J?t to*^' ^1 ^^ Court before whom the Cause shall be tried be allowed 
biYcos^te,* double the Costs and Charges he or they have been put unto by 

to be 

levied by guch Suit Or Suits and the said Court are hereby Empowered to 

G^ds.**' Levy the said Costs by distress and Sale of any Goods of the 

said Plaintiff or Plaintiffs returning the Overplus if any to 

Common such Plaintiff or Plaintiffs And be it further Enacted That the 

Council of 

lees have ^^^ Common Council of the said Trustees shall have full power 
miagate and Authority to lessen abate and mitigate all Forfeitures 

Forfeit- ^ * 

Pcnafti *°^ Penaltys and all such Share of such Forfeitures and Pen- 
altys as shall become due to the said Trustees by this Act or by 
any Clause or Clauses therein contained as the said Common 
Council or the Major part of them who shall be present & As- 
sembled for that purpose shall think fit and proper And be it 

No Act of further Enacted That no Act done at any meeting of the said 

the said ^ ^ 

SouncS'^ Common Council of the said Trustees in Execution of any of 
Tesa B?ght the Powers to them given by this Act shall be Effectuall and 

he DFCfi' 

ent. Valid unless Eight Members at least of the said Common Coun- 

cil including the Member who shall serve as Chairman be pres- 
ent and the Major part of them consenting thereunto. 

To which the Common Seal was affixed the Ninth day of 

January 1734 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 58 

At the Court at St. James's 

the 3" day of April 1735. 

Present 
The Kings Most Excellent Majesty 

Lord President Earl of Selkirk 

Duke of Athol Lord Hervey 

Duke of Newcastle Lord Harrington 

Earl of Leicester Lord Hardwicke 

Earl of Essex Stephen Pointz Esq^ 

Whereas by His Majesty's Royal Charter past under the Great Seal of 
Great Britain the ninth day of June 1732 The Trustees for Establishing 
the Colony of Georgia are Authorized and Empowered for and During 
the Term of Twenty one Years to Form and Prepare Laws Statutes and 
Ordinances fit and necessary for and concerning the Government of the 
said Colony and not repugnant to the Laws and Statutes of this Eling- 
dom And to present the same under their Common Seal to His Majesty 
His Heirs and Successors in His or their Privy Council, Which Laws 
Statutes & Ordinances being approved by His Majesty Hb Heirs and 
Successors in His or their Privy Council are to be from thenceforth in 
full force and Virtue within the said Colony of Georgia And Whereas 
in pursuance of the said Powers the Trustees for Establishing the said 
Colony have formed and prepared and presented to his Majesty in his 
Privy Council the following Law Viz' 

An Acrr for rendering the Colony of Georgia more Defencible by 
Prohibiting the Importation and use of Black Slaves or Negroes 
into the same 

Whereas Experience hath Shewn that the manner of Settling 
Colonys and Plantations with Black Slaves or Negroes hath Ob- 
Preambie. structed the Increase of English and Christian Inhabitants 
therein who alone can in Case of a War be relyed on for the 
Defence and Security of the same, and hath exposed the Col- 
onys so settled to the Insurrections Tumults and Rebellions of such Slaves 
and Negroes and in Case of a Rupture with any Foreign State who should 
Encourage and Support such Rebellions might Occasi<»n the utter Ruin 
and loss of such Colonys For the preventing therefore of so great incon- 
veniences in the said Colony of Georgia We the Trustees for Establish- 
ing the Colony of Georgia in America humbly beseech Your Majesty 



64 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

That it may be Enacted and be it Enacted (See Entry of the Act pre- 
pared, it being word for word the same) 

Which Act His Majesty thought proper to referr to the Consideration 
of a Committee of His Majestys most* Honourable Privy Council who hay- 
ing received the Opinion of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and 
Plantations thereupon did this day Report to His Majesty as their Opin- 
ion that the said Act was proper to receive His Majestys Royal Appro- 
bation : His Majesty taking the same into Consideration is hereby pleased 
with the Advice of his Privy Council to Declare his Approbation of the 
said Act And pursuant to His Majestys Royal Pleasure thereupon exprest 
the said Act is hereby Confirmed finally Enacted and Ratified accord* 
ingly. 

Temple Stanyan. 

May it please Your Majesty^ 

The Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in 
America in pursuance of the Powers and in Obedience to the 
Directions to them given by Your Majesty's Most Gracious 
Charter humbly lay before Your Majesty the iollowiug Law 
Statute and Ordinance which they being for that purpose as- 
sembled have prepared as fit and necessary for the Gt)vernment 
of the said Colony, and which they most humbly present under 
their Common Seal to Your Most Sacred Majesty in Council for 
Your Majesty's Most Gracious Approbation and Allowance. 

An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Eighth 
Year of the Reign of His present Majesty, Intitled an Act 
to prevent the Importation and Use of Rum and Brandies 
in the Province of Georgia, as prohibits the Importation of 
Rum in the said Province from other British Colonies. 

Preamble. Whereas in and by an Act made in the Eighth Year of the 
Reign of His present Majesty Intitled an Act to prevent the 
Importation and Use of Rum and Brandies in the Province of 
Georgia It was Enacted That from and after the four and 
twentieth day of June in the Year of Our Lord One thousand 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 66 

seTen hundred and thirty-five no Rum or Brandies nor any 
other kind of Spirits or strong Waters should be imported or 
brought on shore in any Port Haven Creek Town Village or 
other Place whatsoever in the said Province of Georgia from any 
Country Colony Province Place or Port whatsoever under the 
Penalties and Forfeitures therein mentioned And Whereas 
since the said Act was made the said Province hath been further 
settled and improved and there is now great Reason to believe, 
that the Importation and Use of Rum in the said Province from 
any of the other British Colonies by Way of Barter or Ex- 
change for Timber commonly called Lumber and other Ooods 
Wares or Merchandizes of the said Province of Georgia would 
tend to the Advantage and promote the Trade thereof We 
therefore the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in 
America humbly beseech Your Majesty That it may be En- 
After» ACTED. And be it ENACTED That from and after the nine and 

Septem- 

SSiiVS** twentieth day of September in the Year of Our Lord One 
to Import thousand seven hundred and forty two It shall and may be law 

Bum Into -r* -r^ 

?*m^ full for any Person or Persons whatsoever to import or bring on 
^*Brtt shore either by Land or Water in any Ship or Ships Vessel or 
niM.^ Vessels whatsoever or in any Cart or Carts Carriage or Carriages 
whatsoever into any Port Haven Creek Town Village or other 
Place whatsoever of the said Province of Georgia Rum from 
ProYidfd any other of the British Colonies Provided such Rum shall be 

such Rum 

^ for^'' bartered or exchanged for Timber commonly called Lumber or 
o?othSr for other Goods Wares or Merchandizes of the said Province and 
Wares or not otherwise Any Thing in the beforementioned Act to prevent 

Merchsn- ^ o ir 

g^8 of the Importation and Use of Rum in the said Province to the 
o^erwise. contrary thereof in any wise notwithstanding And to prevent 
To pre- any Frauds in the purchasing or any Frauds or Abuses in the 

Tent 

Frauds or gellinfi: of such Rum to the Indians or others and the immod- 

AbuBes the '^ 

CoSSiofuf 6r*t® ^^^ excessive Use of the same within the said Province 
teM, ^e Be it further Enacted That it shall and may be lawfull for 



56 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

ordLii*** the Common Council of the said Trusteea or the Major part of 
?he?u?-' ^^^^ ^ 8^*1' ^^^ ^at purpofle be present and assembled And 
vend^g they are hereby authorized and impowered from time to time to 

SCllillK OP '^ 

such Bum ^^^^^^^^ make and ordain such Rules Orders and Regulations 
for the purchasing such Rum or for the vending selling or retail- 
ing thereof in the said Province as to them shall seem meet and 

No Act of convenient And be it further Enacted That no Act done at 

tne said 

coSiTir ^^7 Meeting of the said Common Council of the said Trustees 
less eight in Execution of any of the Powers to them riven bv this Act 

bepres- o ^ 

ent. shall be effectual and valid unless Eight Members at least of the 
said Common Council including the Member who shall serve as 
Chairman be present and the Major part of them consenting 
thereto. 

To which the Common tieal was affixed the fourteenth day 
of July 1742. 

May it please Your Majesty. 

The Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America in 
pursuance of the Powers and in Obedience to the Directions to them 
given by Your Majesty's most Gracious Charter humbly lay before Your 
Majesty the following Law Statute and Ordinance which they being for 
that purpose assembled have prepared as fit and necessary for the Gov- 
ernment of the said Colony and which They most humbly present under 
their Common Seal to Your most Sacred Majesty in Council for your 
Majesty's most Gracious Approbation and Allowance. 

An Act for repealing an Act Intituled (An Act for rendering the 
Colony of Georgia more defensible by prohibiting the Importation 
and Use of Black Slaves or Negroes into the same) & for permitting 
the Importation and Use of them in the Colony under proper Re- 
strictions and Regulations, and for other Purposes therein men- 
tioned. 
Whereas an Act was passed by his Majesty in Council in the Eighth 
Year of his Reign Intituled (an Act for rendering the Colony of Georgia 
more defensible by prohibiting the Importation and Use of Black Slaves 
or Negroes into the same) by which Act the Importation and Use of 
Black Slaves or Negroes in the said Colony was absolutely prohibited 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 57 

and forbid under the Penalty therein mentioned And Whereas at the 
time of passing the said Act the said Colony of Georgia being in its In. 
fancy the Introduction of Black Slaves or Negroes would have been of 
dangerous Consequence but at present it may be a Benefit to the said 
Colony and a Convenience and Encouragement to the Inhabitants thereof 
to permit the Importation and Use of them into the said Colony under 
proper Restrictions and Regulations without Danger to the said Colony 
as the late War hath been happily concluded and a General Peace estab- 
lished. Therefore We the Trustees for establishing the Colony of 
Georgia in America humbly beseech Your Majesty that it may be En- 
acted And be it Enacted That the said Act and every Clause and 
Article therein contained be from henceforth repealed and made void and 
of none Effect And be it further Enacted that from and after the 
first day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hun- 
dred and fifty it shall and may be lawful to import or bring Black Slaves 
or Negroes into the Province of Georgia in America and to keep and use 
the same therein under the Restrictions and Regulations hereinafter men- 
tioned and directed to be observed concerning the same And for that 
purpose be it further Enacted that from and after the said first day 
of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hundred and 
fifty it shall and may be lawful for every Person inhabiting and holding 
and cultivating Lands within the said Province of Georgia and having 
and constantly keeping one white Man Servant on his own Lands capa- 
ble of bearing Arms and aged between sixteen and sixty five Years to 
have and keep four Male Negroes or Blacks upon his Plantation there and 
for every Person inhabiting and holding and cultivating Lands within 
the said Province of Georgia and having and constantly keeping two 
white Men Servants capable of bearing Arms and aged between sixteen 
and sixty five Years to have and keep eight Male Negroes or Blacks 
upon his Plantation there and so in Proportion to the Number of such 
white Men Servants capable of bearing Arms and of such Age as afore- 
said as shall be kept by every Person within the said Province And be 
it further Enacted that every Person who shall from and after the said 
first day of January in the Year of Our Lord One thousand seven hun- 
dred and fifty have and keep more than four Male Negroes or Blacks to 
every such Male Servant as aforesaid contrary to the Intent and true 
Meaning of this Act shall forfeit the Sum of Ten pounds Sterling Money 
of Great Britain for every such Male Negroe or Black which he shall 
have and keep above the said Number and shall also forfeit the further 



58 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Sum of Five pounds of like Money for each Month after during which 
he shall retain and keep such Male Negroe or Black the said several 
Sums of Ten pounds and Five pounds to be recovered and appljed in 
such manner as is hereinafter mentioned And B£ it further Enacted 
that no Artificer within the said Province of Georgia (Coopers only ex- 
cepted) shall take any Negroe or Black as an Apprentice nor shall any 
Planter or Planters within the said Province lend or let out to any other 
Planter or Planters within the same any Negroe or Negroes Black or 
Blacks to be employed otherwise than in manuring and cultivating their 
Plantations in the Country And be it further Enacted that if any 
Proprietor or Proprietors of Negroes or Blacks which shall be imported 
or brought into or used within the said Province shall inflict any Chas- 
tisement endangering the Limb of a Negroe or Black shall for the first 
Oflence forfeit not less than the Sum of Five pounds Sterling Money of 
Great Britain and for the second Offence not less than the Sum of Ten 
pounds of like Money to be recovered and applied in such manner as is 
hereinafter mentioned ; But in the Case of Murder of a Negroe or Black 
the Criminal to be tried according to the Laws of Great Britain And 
BE IT further Enacted that all and every Negroe and Negroes 
Black and Blacks which shall be imported into or born within the said 
Province of Georgia shall be registered in a proper Office or Offices to be 
kept for that Purpose within the said Province and that no Sale of any 
such Negroe or Negroes Black or Blacks shall be good or valid unless 
the same be duly registered as aforesaid And that Inquisitions shall be 
made and taken once in every Year (or oftner if need shall be) into the 
several Registers thereof by Juries ta be impannelled for that purpose 
within the several Districts of the said Province who shall immediately 
after such Inquisition make their several Reports and Returns to the 
President and Magistrates of the said Province And Whereas the per- 
mitting Ships with Negroes or Blacks to send them on Shore when ill of 
contagious Distempers (particularly the Yellow Fever) must be of the 
most dangerous Consequence Therefore for the Prevention of so great a 
Calamity be it further Enacted that no Ship which shall bring any 
Negroes or Blacks to the said Province shall land any Negroe or Negroes 
Black or Blacks within the said Province until such Ship shall have been 
visited by the proper Officer or Officers of the said Province for that pur- 
pose and shall have obtained a Certificate of Health And that no Ship 
which shall come to the said Province with Negroes or Blacks shall come 
nearer to the said Province than Cockspur at the Mouth of the River 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 69 

Savannah bnt that every such Ship shall first anchor and remain there 
until such Ship shall have been visited bj the proper Officer or Officers 
And if upon Inspection any such Ship shall be found to be infected such 
Ship shall perform such Quarantine in Tybee Creek in the River Savan- 
nah as by the President and Assistants of the said Province shall be from 
time to time ordered and directed And to the End that due Care may be 
taken of the Crews of such infected Ships and of the Negroes brought 
therein be it fubther Enacted that a Lazaretto be forthwith built 
within the said Province under the Direction and Inspection of the Pres- 
ident and Magistrates thereof on the West Side of Tybee Island in the 
said River Savannah for the Use and Convenience of the said Colony 
where the whole Crews of such infected Ships and the Negroes brought 
therein may be conveniently lodged and assisted with Medicines and ac- 
commodated with Refreshments for their more speedy Recovery such 
Medicines and Refreshments to be provided at the Expence of the Cap- 
tain of the Ship And in Case any Master of a Ship shall attempt to land 
any Negroes in any other Part of the Colony except as aforesaid he shall 
for the said Offence forfeit the Sum of Five hundred pounds Sterling 
Money of Great Britain And in Case he shall land any Negroes before 
his Ship is visited and the proper Certificate of Health obtained or not 
perform the full Quarantine directed he shall for the said Offence not 
only forfeit the like Sum of Five hundred pounds but also the Negroes 
on board the said Ship The said Forfeitures to be recovered and applied 
in such manner as is herein after mentioned And be it fubtheb En- 
acted that if any Person or Persons shall not permit or even oblige his 
or their Negroe or Negroes Black or Blacks to attend at some time on 
the Lords Day for Instruction in the Christian Religion in such Place 
and Places as the Protestant Ministers of the Gospel within the said 
Province shall be able to attend them contiguous to the Residence of 
such Negroe or Negroes Black or Blacks such Person or Persons shall 
for every such Offence forfeit the Sum of Ten pounds Sterling Money of 
Great Britain to be recovered and applied in such manner as is herein 
after mentioned And be it further Enacted that all and every In- 
termarriage and Intermarriages between the white People and the Ne* 
groes or Blacks within the said Province shall be deemed unlawful Mar- 
riages and the same are hereby declared to be absolutely null and void 
And that if any white Man shall be convicted of lying with a Female 
Negroe or Black Or if any white Woman shall be convicted of lying 
with a Male Negroe or Black such white Man or Woman so offending 



60 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

shall on every such Conviction forfeit the Sum of Ten pounds Sterling 
Money of Great Britain to be recovered and applied in such manner as 
is herein after mentioned Or otherwise such white Man or Woman so 
convicted shall receive such Corporal Punishment as the Court before 
whom such Conviction shall be shall judge proper to inflict and such 
Male or Female Black or Negroe shall alto receive such Corporal Pun- 
ishment as the said Court shall order and direct And Whereas great 
Advantages may arise to the Inhabitants of the said Colony of Georgia 
and to the British Nation by the Culture and raisiug of Silk within the 
said Province be it therefore further Enacted that every Planter 
within the said Colony who shall at any time hereafter have or keep any 
Male Negroes or Blacks shall have and keep for every four Male Negroes 
or Blacks one Female Negroe or Black and so in proportion to such 
greater Number of Male Negroes or Blacks as every such Planter 
shall keep And that every such Planter shall instruct such their 
Female Negroes or Blacks or cause them to be well instructed in 
the Art of winding or reeling of Silk from the Silk Balls or 
Cocoons and shall at the proper Season in every Year send such their 
Female Negroes or Blacks to Savannah in Order to learn the said Art or 
to such other Place or Places within the said Province as the President 
and Magistrates thereof shall from time to time appoint for that purpose 
And be it further Enacted that every Planter within the said Prov- 
ince who shall not at all times hereafter keep and instruct or cause to be 
instructed such Female Negroe or Black Negroes or Blacks in proportion 
to the Number of Male Negroes or Blacks which they shall keep as afore- 
said shall for every such Female Negroe or Black which they ought to 
keep and instruct or cause to be instructed and shalt not so keep and in- 
struct or cause to be instructed as aforesaid pursuant to the true Intent 
and Meaning of this Act forfeit the Sum of Ten pounds Sterling Money 
of Great Britain to be recovered and applied in such manner as is herein 
after mentioned And for the more effectual carrying on the Culture 
and raising of Silk within the said Province of Georgia in America be it 
FURTHER Enacted that every Planter within the said Province shall 
plant five hundred Mulberry Trees on every five hundred Acres of Land 
which they shall hold within the said Province and so in proportion to a 
lesser Number of Acres of Land and shall well and sufficiently fence in 
such Mulberry Trees so as to defend and protect them against Cattle and 
shall from time to time keep up the same Number and cultivate them 
according to the best of their Skill and Judgment Or in Default thereof 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 61 

shall forfeit the Sum of Ten pounds Sterling Money of Great Britain to 
be recovered and applied in such manner as is herein after mentioned 
And to the End that a sufficient Fund may be raised for the future 
Maintenance of the Minister or Ministers of the Gospel and of the several 
Officers of the Civil Government within the said Province of Georgia and 
for the building and repairing of the Church, the Wharf, the Prison, the 
Lazaretto and the other necessary Publick Buildings within the said 
Province and for the providing of Pilots and Pilot Boats for the Use 
thereof be it further Enacted that a Duty of fifteen Shillings Ster- 
ling Money of Great Britain shall be paid for every Negroe or Black of 
the Age of Twelve Years or upwards which now are in the said Colony 
or shall at any time hereafter be imported or otherwise brought into the 
said Colony for Sale by the Person or Persons who shall import or bring 
the same into the said Colony And that a Duty of One Shilling a Year 
like Money per Head shall be paid for all Negroes or Blacks of the said 
Age which now do or shall hereafter inhabit within the said Province by 
the Owner or Owners of such Negroes or Blacks And that the said sev- 
eral Duties shall be collected in such manner and paid to such Persons 
as by the Common Council of the said Trustees for establishing the Col- 
ony of Georgia in America shall be from time to time ordered and di~ 
rected And that such Duties shall from time to time be applied by the 
said Common Council of the said Trustees for the Purposes aforesaid 
And be it further Enacted that all Fines Forfeitures and Penalties 
which shall be incurred and become forfeited by Virtue of this Act shall 
and may be recovered in any Court of Record in the said Province of 
Georgia by Action of Debt Bill Plaint or Information, one half to the 
said Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America to be ap- 
plied for the Benefit of the said Colony as the Common Council of the 
said Trustees or the Major Part of them for that purpose present and as- 
sembled shall think fit and proper and the other half to such Person or 
Persons as shall sue for the same And if any Action or Suit shall be 
brought or prosecuted against any Person or Persons for what he or they 
shall do in or about the Prosecution or putting in Execution of this 
Act or any of the Powers therein contained it shall and may be lawful to 
and for the Defendant or Defendants in such Action or Suit to plead the 
General Issue and to give the special Matter in Evidence And if Judg- 
ment shall be given against the Plaintiff or Plaintiffs in such Suit then 
the Defendant or Defendants shall by the Court before whom the Cause 
shall be tried be allowed double the Costs and Charges he or they shall 



62 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

have been put unto by such Suit or Suits And the said Court are hereby 
empowered to levy the said Costs by Distress and Sale of any Goods of 
the said Plaintiff or Plaintiflb returning the Overplus (if any) to such 
Plaintiff or Plaintiffi And be it further Enacted that the said 
Common Council of the said Trustees shall have full Power and Author- 
ity to lessen abate and mitigate all Forfeitures and Penalties and all such 
Share of such Forfeitures and Penalties as shall become due to the said 
Trustees by this Act or by any Clause or Clauses therein contained as 
the said Common Council or the Major part of them who shall be present 
and assembled for that purpose shall think fit and proper. 

To which the Common Seal was affixed the Eighth day of August 

1750. 



Journal 



OF THE 



-Trustees 



FOR 



ESTABLISHING 



THE 



COLONY)oP GEORGIA 



IN 



America 



B. P. R. O. Board op Tradb. 



JOURNAL 



Palace Court Old Palace Yard 

Westminster 

July 20*^ 1732 

The Lord ViscouDt Percival being met by Thomas Tower, James Ver- 
non, George Heathcote, James Oglethorpe, Robert Hucks William Be- 
litha Robert More Esq", Arthur Bedford Samuel Smith Clerks Captain 
Thomas Coram and Adam Anderson Gent, in pursuance to the following 
Summons issued by his Lordship to them & all other the Trustees for 
establishing the Colony of Georgia in America. Viz^ 

Sir 

His Majesty has been graciously pleased by his Charter bearing Date 
the 9^ Day of June 1732 to appoint you to be one of the Common Coun- 
cil & one of the Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in 
America & by the same Charter I am enjoined to cause Summons to be 
issued to the several Trustees therein particularly named to meet at such 
time & place as I shall appoint to consult about & transact the business 
of the said Corporation. In obedience to the Injunction of the Charter 
I therefore Summon you to meet the rest of the Trustees at their Office 
in Palace Court, Old Palace Yard at 4 of the Clock in the Afternoon on 
the 20*** Day of July 1732 to transact the Business of the said Corpora- 
tion 
lam 

Sir 

Your most humble & obed* Servant 

Palace Court in Old Palace Yard 
Westminster July y« 8"» 1732. 

A true Copy 
Test I: B: 

[5 c. r., V. 1.] 



GG COLONIAL RECORDS. 

His Lorddhip produced the following Certificate 
July the 7^ 1732 

These are to certify that The Right Honourable the Lord Viscount 
Percival of the Kingdom of Ireland came this Day before me & took the 
following Oath as President of the Trustees for establishing the Colony 
of Georgia in America Viz' I do swear that I will well <fc truly execute 
the Office of President of the Trustees for establishing the Colony of 
Georgia in America to the best of my Skill & Knowledge. So help me 
God. — in Witness whereof I have hereunto set my hand 

A true Copy 
Test I : B : 

His Lordship then proceeded to administer the said Oath the Word 
President being only changed for that of Common Council Man to 
Thomas Tower, James Vernon, George Heathcote, James Oglethorpe, 
Robert Hucks William Belitha <fc Robert More Esq" being Common 
Council Men of the said Corporation 

Letters were produced to the Trustees from diverse Noblemen & Gen- 
tlemen <fc also from the Corjwration of Liverpool testifying their desire 
to forward this Design & to accept of Commissions for collecting Bene- 
factions for that purpose. 
Ordered ^^ 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be returned & that Commissions for 
the said Persons be prepared in pursuance to their Desire. 

M' Purry the Leader M' Binniong the Minister A others the Elders of 
the Swiss Congregation intending to build a Town to be called by the 
Name of Purrisburgh on the Northern side of the Savanah River in 
South Carolina came & thanked the Trustees for the protection they had 
already afiorded them And to desire them that a good Correspondence 
and Friendship might be maintained between them & such Colonies as 
the said Trustees should settle in the Province of Georgia 

The Trustees gave them thirteen Guineas for the relief of the 
^ Sick & child bearing Women in their Passage ; And gave a 

thepri- . ^ 

vate Ben - collecliuu uf Buuks towHrds the founding a Library fur the u se vide Min- 
of Mr — of M' Binuiuug <fe the succeediug Ministers ul tlwl Congregatio n. nt£^^. 
Heathcote His Lordship being President at this first Meeting adjourned 
Befithl to Thursday July y" 27"" 1732. 
pJfrpOTe. Adjourned to July f 27"* 1732. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 67 

Palace Court 

July 27"" 1732 

Present M' Oglethorpe President 
The Right Hon*'*' the Lord Viscount Percival 
M' Tower 
M^ Vernon 
M^ Heathcote 
M' Bedford 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M' Coram 
Agreed 

That there be a Book of By-Laws & that the Charter be wrote in the 
beginning of it with an Abstract in the Margin 

M' Vernon Reported that the Petition of the Trustees to her Majesty 
in Council had been presented & favourably received, & the Lords Com- 
missioners for Trade & Plantations are directed to draw an Instruction 
according to the Prayer of the said Petition 
Ordered ; 

That M' Callard be desired to prepare a Draught of a Conveyance of 
Lord Carterets Eighth part of the Province of Georgia to the Trustees to 
be laid before the Attorney General & that M' Oglethorpe do give him a 
Fee for that purpose. 

The Trustees drew up a Proposal for transporting a number of the 
Saltzburgh Exiles & desired M' Vernon to lay the same before the Gen- 
tlemen now concerned in collecting Benefactions for their Relief. 

Adjourned to Thursday August the 3* 1732 



68 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

August 3"^ 1732. 

Present 
M' Qeorge Heathcote President 
The Right Hono*'*' the Lord Viscount Percival 
M' Digby 
M' Oglethorpe 
M^ Towers 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' Belitha 
M' Coram 
M' Smith 

The Oath of Office was administered to the Hon*^ Edward Digby 
Esq' as Chairman & Common Council Man. 
Agreed 

Thftti Jt bft ft Ry TAM srnf thifl nnrnnrfttion that all KlftP.t.innfl fnr TriiatP^ Vide 

MlDutes 
Offioerfl ftp H nnmmiRftinnftrfl hp. Hfttftrminftd hy Rallot. May Sitli 



M' Oglethorpe acquainted the Trustees 
were desirous to encourage this Design 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Baltimore 
Archibald Hutchinson Esq' 
Doctor Bundle 
William Heathcote Esq' 
S' Gilbert Heathcote 
Hon'*'* John Scroop') 
Samuel Tufihel 
William Piers f ^" 

John Cross J 



that the following Persons 



1768. 



S' Mathew Decker 
S' John Eyles 
S' Joseph Eyles 
S' Abraham Elton 
S' Roger Meredith 
S' Hans Sloan 
Charles Dubois ^ 
Thomas Palmer 
Rawlinson Earl 
John Drummond. 
Rob^ Johnson Esq 



Esq" 



Gov' 
of South Carolina. 



M' Tower acquainted the Trustees that the following Person was de- 
sirous to encourage this Design 

Charles Joye Esq' 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 69 

M^ Smith acquainted the Trustees that the following Persons were 
desirous to encourage this Design 

Thomas Rogers Esq' 
Rev* Will"" Ray 
M' Coram acquainted the Trustees that the 

Mayor & Aldermen of the 
Corporation of Liverpool 
were desirous to encourage this Design. 
Agreed 
That Commissions be granted to the above mentioned Persons 
M' Vernon reported that he had laid the Proposal of the Trustees be- 
fore the Gentlemen concerned in collecting Benefaction&i for relief of the 
Saltzburgh Exiles, and that they approved of the same. 

A Commission was order'd for Governor Johnson, the Seal of the Cor- 
poration was affixed, & W Oglethorpe was desired to forward the same. 
Agreed 

That the thanks of the Trustees be returned to the several Persons 
abovementioned who have made known to the Trustees their desire of 
encouraging this Design 

Adjourned to Thursday August y' 10* 1732. 



Palace Court 

August 10*^ 1732 

Present 
M' Tower President 
The R' Hon**'* the Lord Viscount Percival 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Heathcote 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
M' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M^ Coram 



70 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

M' Laroche acquainted the Trustees that the following Gentlemen are 
desirous to encourage the Design 

M' James Laroche at Bristol 
M' John Du Commun Merchant at Jamaica 
The Oath of Office was administered to John Laroche Esq' & the vide 
Rev* M' Stephen Hales as Trustees & Common Council Men of the Cor- May 2 
[>oration. 

M' Heathcote M' Hucks and M' Vernon reported that they had paid 
the Sum of 310 Pounds & Ten Shillings into the Bank of England pur- 
suant to an Order of the last Meeting. 
Ordered 

That Commissions for taking Subscriptions, and collecting Money for 
the purposes of the Charter be issued to the following Persons Viz* 
The Lord Viscount Tyrconnel Charles Joye 



Esq" 



The Lord Baltimore John Drummond 

S' Mathew Decker Bar' John Page 

S' John Eyles Bar* Rawlinson Earl 

8' Hans Sloan Bar' Thomas Rogers 

S' Gilbert Heathcote Kn' John Cross 

S' Joseph Eyles Kn' M' James Laroche 

Charles Dubois ) -ri „ ^^ John Du Commun Merch' 

Samuel Tufnel ) "^ The Rev* M' W" Ray 



And the President affixed the Seal of the Corporation thereunto accord- 
ingly. 
Agreed 

That a Committee be appointed to consider of & propose Laws & 
proper Regulations for the Colony and that M' Oglethorpe 

M^ Heathcote 
M' Tower 
M"^ More 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
be the said Committee 

Adjourned to Thursday August y* 17'*' 1732. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 71 



Palace Court 

August the l?**" 1732 

Present 
M' Hucks President 
M' Hales 
M' Vernon 
M' Tower 
M^ Smith 
M' Oglethorpe 
Capt Coram 
M' Belitha 
M' Bedford 
M' Heathcote 
M' Anderson 

M' Oglethorpe acquainted the Trustees that the following Persons 
were desirous to Encourage the Design 

Lord Viscount Limerick 
S' John Gonson Kn' 
Ordered 

That Commissions be Sealed for each of the Trustees for Collecting 
Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

And the President did Affix the Seal of the Corporation to Commissions 
for the following Persons. Viz* 

The Rev* D' Thomas Bundle & Abraham Elton Bar' 

John Scrope Esq' Lord Viscount Limerick 

S' Roger Meredith Bar* 8' John Gonson Kn* 

Archibald Hutchinson Esq' George Heathcote Esq' 

Col William Peirs William Belitha Esq' 

Thomas Palmer Esq' The Rev** M' Samuel Smith 

William Heathcote Esq' Robert Hucks Esq' 

James Vernon Esq' 
M' Adam Anderson 
The Rev** M' Stephen Hales 
Capt Thomas Coram 
Thomas Tower Esq' 
The Rev* M' Arthur Bedford 
James Oglethorpe Esq'. 



72 COIPNIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That a Book or Books be Prepared for the taking in of Subscriptions 
under the following Heads. Viz* 

For Carrying on the General Designs of the Trustees for Establishing 
the Colony of Georgia. 

And for the Encouraging and Improving Botany and Agriculture. 

And that Preambles be prepared for such Heads respectively. 

M' Bedford and M ' Smith Repof ted that a Collection o f Books was J^Jj^f^ 
PfovidBil fljr M ' Binuioug acwrdiug lu the Mmule uf the 7^ of last i7» 
mouth. 

Adjourned to Wednesday the 23^ of August 
1732 at Twelve of the Clock at noon. 



Palace Court 

August the 23'* 1732 

Present 
M' Laroche President. 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M"^ Tower 
M' Hales 
M"^ Belitha 
M"" Heathcote 

Read the Minutes of the 17»* of August 1732. 

M' Belitha paid in a Guinea he Received from D' Thomas Cranmer of 
Kingston in Surry and Five Guineas from a Person whose Name is Con- 
cealed & M' Oglethorpe received the same. 

Agreed to a Preamble for the Incouraging & Improving Botany and 
Agriculture 

M' Laroche acquainted the Corporation that he desired a Commission 
for taking Subscriptions and Collecting Money for the Purposes of the 
Charter to be made out for the Mayor Town Clerk and Aldermen of 
Bodmyn in the County of Cornwall. 

Ordered accordingly. 

A Commission was Sealed to the Mayor & Aldermen of Leverpool. 

Adjoum'd to Thursday the 31"* of August 
1732 at four of the Clock in the Afternoon 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 78 

Palace Court 

August the SI-* 1732. 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
M^ Vernon 
M^ Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 
Capt Coram 
M' Oglethorpe 
M^ Heatheote 

The Oath of Office was Administered to George Lord Carpenter as via© 
Trusleu uud Common Council Man of the Corporation. mkt 24 

M' Oglethorpe acquainted the Trustees that he desired Commissions 
for taking Subscriptions & Collecting Money for the Purposes of the 
Charter to be made out for Thomas Watts Esq' S' William Chapman 
Bar' and Thomas Penn £sq^ 

M' Oglethorpe delivered a Receipt from the Bank for 21** paid in on 
Acco' of the Trustees hj John Barnard Esq'. 

Agreed to a Preamble in the Subscription Book for the General 
De«»ign. 

M' Vernon delivered up the Draught on the Bank which transferred 
£310. 10. to the Acco' of the Trustees that had been paid into the 
Bank on the Joint Acco* of the said M' Vernon and M' Hucks and M 
Heatheote. 

Sealed Commissions for taking Subscriptions and Collecting Money 
for the Purposes of the Charter Granted to Thomas Watts Esq', S' Wil- 
liam Chapman Bar', and Thomas Penn Esq', 

Jacob Winckler, Theobald Kufler, Ludwig Koel, Henric Crone- 
berger, George Mengersdorff, Andereas Winckler, & Nicolas Riger, 
German Swiss, being Labourers & Vine Dressers ; Attended, and Re- 
ceived from Lord Carpenter, M' Vernon & M' Oglethorpe, 
their own Three Guineas towards furnishing them with Working Tools ; vide Min- 

Benefac- ^ "=> ° uMwMaj 

tlon '^ 24 1788 

They with their familys being the first Germans that are to 
Establish the Town of Purisburgh. 
Examined several Persons who Offered themselves to Go to Georgia, 
and Entered their Names for further Consideration. 



74 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

M^ Oglothorpo paid M^ B e dford £ . 15 . 6 for B oo k i b o u n d . Minotes 

Adjourn'd to Thursday the 7**' of September M^^'si 
1732 at four of the Clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

September the 7"" 1732. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Heathcote 
M' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Capt Coram 

Bead the Minutes of the SI-" of August 1732. 

Examined several Persons who Ofier'd themselves to Go to Georgia, 
and Entered their Names for further Consideration. 

M' Heathcote acquainted the Trustees that he desired a Commission 
for John Moreton Senior to take Subscriptions and Collect Money for the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Ordered accordingly. 

Sealed a Commission for taking Subscriptions and Collecting Money 
for the Purposes of the Charter Granted to the Mayor Town Clerk A 
Aldermen of Bodmyn in Cornwall, 

Adjourned to Thursday the 14"" of September 
1732 at four of the Clock in the Afternoon. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 75 

Palace Court 

September the 14"^ 1732. 

Present 
M' Hales President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Burton 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 
M' Anderson 
M' Belitha 

M' Oglethorpe acquainted the Trustees that Commissions were Desired 
by Peter Burrel Esq' & Col Hugh Raymond to take Subscriptions & 
Collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Ordered accordingly. 

Examined several Persons who Offered themselves to Gh) to Georgia 
and Entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Sealed Commissions for taking Subscriptions and Collecting Money for 
the Purposes of the Charter Granted to John Moreton Sen', Peter Bur- 
rel Esq', Col Hugh Baymondy and John Burton Batchelor of Divinity. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday the 21** of September 
1732 at four of the Clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

September the 21'» 1732 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
M' Tower 
Capt Coram 
M' Smith 
M' Heathcote 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for £262 — Benefaction from the 
Gbvernour and Directors of the Bank of England. 

Commissions were desired by Thomas Frederick Esq' M' Anthony da 



76 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Costa, Mr. Francis Salvador Jun' and M' Alvaro Lopes Suasso ; to take 
Subscriptions and Collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Ordered accordingly. 

Received a Letter from the Earl of Derby desiring to Subscribe Fifty 
Pounds a year for three years (so much each year) towards the Improve- 
ment of Five hundred Acres as a Farm for Experiments of all kinds. 

Ordered thanks be Retum'd to the Earl of Derby by the President. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for £612 — Benefactions from S' 
Mathew Decker and others with a particular thereof. 

Examined Matthias Lock who Offer'd himself to Gro to Georgia, & 
Enter'd his Name for further Consideration. 

Sealed Commissions for taking Subscriptions and Collecting Money 
for the Purposes of the Charter Granted to Thomas Frederick Esq% M' 
Francis Salvador Jun' M' Anthony da Costa and M' Alvaro Lopes Suasso. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday the 28"^ of September 
1732 at four of the Clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

September the 28"^ 1732 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 

Examined several Persons who Offer'd themselves to Go to Georgia, 
and Enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd to Thursday the 5"^ of October 
1732 at four of the Clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

October the 5"^ 1732 

Present 

(«ic) 

Capt Coram 
M' Smith 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



77 



None to Preside therefore the Adjournment to the 5*** Stood Over to 
Thuraday the 12**' of October 1732 at four of the Clock in the Afternoon. 



D^ Bundy 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Heathcote 
M' Vernon 



Palace Court 

October the 12"^ 1732 

Present 
M' Eyles President 

M' Tower 
M' Hucks 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram. 



The Oath of OflSce was administered to Francis Eyles Esq% as TrustfifiVide Min- 

'' ^ ute** May 

and. Common Council Man of the Corporation. 24 itss. 

Commissions were desired by Penniston Lamb, and Matthew Lamb 
Esq" to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Ordered Accordingly. 

Receiv'd from Thomas Frederick Esq' by the hands of the Sec*^ 100 
Bank Note to be paid into the Bank for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Ordered Thanks to M' Frederick for the same. 

Examined Several Persons Who offered themselves to go to Georgia, 
and enter'd their Names ibr further consideration." 

M' Vernon and D' Bundy acquainted the Trustees, that the Society for 
propagating Christian Knowledge were desirous, that the Persecuted 
Saltzburghers should have an Asylum provided for them in Georgia. 
Reflolved 

Trustees for establishing a Colony in Georgia in America do 
greatly appr?rve.^he Proposal of the Society for promoting Christian 
Knowledge for defrayitrg^^fee Ezpence of settling certain of the poor 
Saltzburghers in Georgia in AmSriea^Aiid will readily join and concur 
in sending and settling so many of themT'SB-bjLthe Contributions which Minui^ 
the said Society shall transmit to the Trustees, ancTWhatotber Money iTsl 
the said Trustees shall for that purpose receive, they shall be^^nayed to 
send, and settle in the said Colony. 



78 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

^Resolved 

.That the eaid Society be desired to inquire by their Correepondents in 
Gennany, in the Names of the said Trustees, Whether any of the said 
Saltzburghers will be willing to become British Subjects, and to settle 
in theNsaid Colony of Georgia, on the Terms to be offered by the said 
Trustees^ 
Resolved 

That the Wd Society be desired to publish such further Accounts of 
the deplorableyState of the poor Saltzburghers, as they shall think proper ; 
and at the samestime to make publick the Design of the said Society, 
jointly with the daid Trustees, to apply such Contributions as shall be 
receiv'd for the Relief of the said Poor Saltzburghers, to the settling as 
many of them as tn^y shall be able as British Subjects in Georgia in 
America. 
Ordered 

That the Thanks of the^rustees be given to M' Vernon andD' Bundy 
for the great pains they havW taken in this Affair. 

Which was done Accordingr 

Agreed to the following Articles for the poor Saltzburghers to go to 
Georgia. Viz' 
!■* The Trustees will defray, so fak as their Contributions will enable vide Min- 

\ utes May 

them, the Charges of Passage and Provisions for the Voyage to Georgia 24th.i788. 
in America of such Emigrants, Tirnberghers, or Exiles from Bertolds- 
goden, as are persecuted for the Protestant Religion. 
2^^ To all those WTio want it some Allowance will be made for Tools. 
3*"' On their Arrival in Georgia Each Fannhr will have Provision given 
them Gratis till they can take in their Harvest, and also Seed will be 
there given them sufficient to sow all the Lands they shall in the first 
Year make ready for sowing 

4*"y Each Man shall be intitled to three Lots ; Viz' a Lot for House 
and Yards within the Town, a Lot for Garden Plots near the Town, and 
a Lot for Tillage at a Small distance from the Town ;\Sufficient in the 
Whole to give a comfortable Maintenance to themselvesSand Families ; 
And that they shall have the said Lands Freehold to themselves, and 
their Heirs Male for ever. 

gthiy They shall obey such Orders and Regulations for the mfKliteuance 
of Property, Peace, and good Government as the Trustees shaU think 
necessary from time to time to Establish ; And on their Arrival snail as- 
sist Each Other in clearing their Lands, building Houses, and such oUier 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 79 

as shall be necessary for their mutual Safety, in common with 
His MigeslyVQ^er Subjects there. 

&^^ That They upotrHheir^ttling in Georgia shall become Denizens, vide Min- 
and have all the Rights and Privitedgea.ofEnglishmen. 24th itss. 

7*"^ That They shall be protected in the free^iSawrcise of their Religion, 
and in the full enjoyment of all the Civil and ReligioUr-Rights of the 
Frcto Quujbclifof Great \Bri tain. — - — -^ ^ 

Sealed Commissions for taking Subscriptions, and Collecting Money 
for the Purposes of the Charter, granted to Francis Eyles Esq^ D' Rich- 
ard Bundy, Robert More Esq^ Penniston Lamb Esq' and Matthew 
Lamb Esq'. 

A Commission was desired by M' Arch Deacon Atwood of Taunton in 
Somersetshire for taking Subscriptions, and collecting money for the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Order'd Accordingly 

Sealed the said Commission granted to M' Arch Deacon Atwood. 

Order'd Some People Who had offered themselves to go to Georgia, 
and had been ezamin'd, to attend to morrow at four in the Afternoon. 

Adjoum'd to Thursday the 19"» of Oct' at 
4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

October the 19 1732 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M' Hucks 
M' Heathcote 
M' Smith 
Capt° Coram. 

Receipts were produced, and remain in the bands of Capf Coram for 

10. 10. paid into the Bank from S' Charles Wager, and 10. 10. paid 
into the Bank from S' Thomas Frankland. 

£ 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for 100 Benefaction from Thomas 

£ 
Frederick Esq' being the same 100 as was paid in on the I'i'*' Instant. 



80 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

£ 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for 10. 10. Benefaction from M' 
William Seward. 

The Trustees were acquainted by M' Warcopp, that D' Waterland was 
desirous of forwarding the Designs of the Trustees, by taking Subscrip- 
tions, and collecting Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 
Ordered 

That a Commission for the said purposes be sealed for D' Henry 
Waterland on his Desire. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to the Governor of South Carolina, acquainting 
him of the first Imbarkation, and desiring his Assistance, 

Examined Several Persons Who ofier'd themselves to go to Georgia, 
and entered their Names for further Consideration. 
Order'd 

That M' Amatis attend the Common Council next Tuesday with his 
Proposals. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday the 26'* Day of Oc- 
tober 17']2 at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 
October the 26"^ 1732 

Present 
M^ Heatbcote President 
M' Vernon 
M' Tower 
M' Hales 
M' Belitha 
M' Eyles 
M' Hucks 
Capt" Coram 
Lord Carpenter. 

Received a Letter from M^ Richard Ricards desiring that the Value of 
three Chaldron of Coals, with which he supply'd the Trustees, might be 
applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Letter from Henry Muelman Esq' desiring to promote the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 81 

UndertakiDg, and to have a Commission for taking Subsoriptions, and 
collecting Money for the use of the Charter. 

Ordered Accordingly, 

Sealed the said Commission. 

BeceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for £100 paid in by James Ogle- 
thorpe Esq% of which £50 the Benefaction of 8' Matthew Decker, £10 

B 

10. the Benefaction of M' Jean Dutry Comelisz, and 30. 0. the 
Benefaction of Archibald Hutchinson £8q^ 

BeceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for £ 5. 6. the Benefaction of M' 
John AUen by the hands of the Sec*^. 

Ezamin'd some Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Georgia, and 
enter'd their Names for farther consideration. 

Adjoum'd to Wednesday the 1* of No- 
vember at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

November the I'' 1732. 

Present 
M' Hucks President 
Lord Percival 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Laroche 
M' Hales 
M'Belitha 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
Capt" Coram. 

M^ Vernon moved for a Commission for Richard Chandler Esq', at his 
own Desire, to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

M' Hucks moved for a Commission for James Smyth Esq' at his own 
Desire for the said Purposes. 

Both Order'd accordingly 

£ 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for 10. 10. paid in by M' Richard 
Worthington his Benefaction. 

£6o.r.,T.l.] 



82 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

B 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for 10. 10. the Benefaction of S' 
Thomas Frankland by the hands of Capt" Coram. 

B 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for 10. 10. the Benefaction of S' 
Charles Wager by the hands of Capt" Coram. 

B 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for 26. 5. paid in by Thomas Tower 

B B 

Esq', of which 6. 5. given by Sam* Skinner Esq', 21. 0. by a Person 
Unknown 

B 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for 17. 17. paid in by Robert 
Hucks £8q% the Benefieu^tions of Stephen Hiompeon Esq% 8" Conrade 
Sprengel, i/L" Eliz. Rival, Robert Kendal Esq% and a Person Unknown. 

B 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for 1. 1. the Benefaction of M*^ 
Bucknal Howard. 

B 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for 1. 1. the Benefaction of M' 
Isaac Ardley. 

B B B 

W Oglethorpe paid 11. 0. 0, Which With 9. 10. Surplus of the 100. 

B 

he paid into the Bank the 26*^ of October last makes 21. 0. the Bene- 
faction of James Dolliife £sq^ 

M' Smith moved for a Commission for the Mayor and Corporation of 
Hereford to take Subscriptions and collect money for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Order'd accordingly. 

Beceiv'd three Guineas from the Mayor of Bodmyn by the hands of 
M' Laroche to be paid into the Bank. 
Ordered 

That M' Laroche be desired to return Thanks to the said Mayor for 
the same. 

M' Cox the Surgeon attended, and agreed to give his Attendance to 
the Sick and Wounded in Georgia the first Year, without any Fee or 
Reward, except that his House should be built, and Land tilled like the 
Others by joint Labour. 

Agreed^© allow him for a Case of Instruments and Bedding. vide Min- 

Resolved m i7». 

That the Chest of Medicines be in the Custody of Persons authorised 
by the Trustees for that Purpose. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 88 

Beceiv'd by M' Hales from an Uoknown Hand for the Use of the Col- 
ony of Georgia, 40 Bibles Minion, 60 Testaments Long Primer, 100 
Common Prayer Minion, 50 Duty of Man small 12^. 50 Christian Moni- 
tor and Companion, 50 Christian Monitor and Answer to Excuses, 72 
Psalters, 50 Bishop Gibson's Family Devotion, 100 Horn Books. 100 
Primmers. 72 Spelling Books. 100 Lewis's Catechism. 100 A B C 
with the Church Catechism 
Ordered 

That the List of Bene&ctors and Benefactions be printed. 

Sealed the Commissions to Rich^ Chandler and James Smyth Esq*^ 

Beceiy'd a Letter from W Atlee acquainting the Trustees, that since 
he was reoeiVd by them to go to Georgia, his Friends had proved kinder 
to him, and offered to provide for Him. 

Adjoum'd to M' Tower's Chambers Inner 
Temple at Six o'clock in the Afternoon 
Nov' 2. 1732. 



M*" Tower's Chambers Inner Temple 

November the 2* 1732 

Present 
M' Hales President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Hucks 
M' Heathcote 
M' Tower 
M' Smith 
Capt" Coram 

The Trustees affix'd their Seal to a Grant erecting a Court of Judica- 
ture for trying Causes, as well Criminal as Civil in the Town of Sa- 
vanah, by the Name and Stile of the Town Court. 
Ordered 

Thai M' Pl umsiead be desired to provide Freightage by the first Ship vide Min- 
bound for Carolina, for the remaining part of the Peoples Baggage Who ma fiS. 
go in the Ann Capt" Thomas Cummander. 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday Nov' the 8*^ 1732 
one o'clock Palace Court Westminster. 



84 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

November the 8** 1732 

Present 
Lord Percival President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' Tower 
M' Heathcote 
M'HaleB 
M' Laroche 
M' Belitha 
M' Smith 
Gapt" Coram. 

Ordered a Commission for the Bev' M' Samuel Wessly at his own De- 
sire to take Subscriptions, and collect Money for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

BeceiVd aBeceipt from the Bank for twenty two Pounds five Shillings 
and five pence, paid in by James Oglethorpe Esq' Viz^ Eleven pounds 
ten Shillings which made up twenty One Pounds the Benefaction of 
James DoUiffe Esq% and ten pounds fiveteen Shillings and five pence, the 
Balance of the Cash in M' Oglethorpe's hands belonging to the Associates 
of D' Bray. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds the Benefaction 
of M' Bichard Kent. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for three pounds three Shillings the 
Benefaction of the Mayor ef Bodmyn paid in by John Laroche Esq'. 

Beceiv'd by M' Hales from an Unknown Hand the further Addition 
of Books for the use of the People going to Georgia in their Passage, Six 
Bibles, twelve Guides to Christian Families, Nine Duty of Man, One ]> 
larger, twelve Christian Monitors, twelve I> with Answer to Excuses, 
One Quarto Common Prayer, twelve Lewis's Catechism, twelve Common 
Prayer, Six Testaments, Six Bishop Gibson's Family Devotion, three 
Nelson's Practise of free Devotion. 

Doctor Henry Herbert attended, and charitably ofier'd to go without 
any allowance, and assist in settling the Colony of Georgia, by perform- 
ing all Beligious and Ecclesiastical Offices. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 85 

Ordered 

That an Instrument be drawn up to impower the said D' Herbert to 
perform the said Offices. 

Which was accordingly done, and passed the Seal. 
Ordered 
That Thanks be retum'd to the said D' Herbert. 
ReceiVd twenty Pounds from Lord Percival for the use and Belief of 
the Necessitous Women and Children on board the Ship in their Passage 
to Greorgia. 

Beceiv'd Five pounds five Shillings from Lady Saunderson Widow for 
the said purpose by the Hands of Capt" Coram. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday Nov' 16 1782 on 
Board the Ann Frigate Capf" Thomas 
lying at Gravesend. 



Gravesend 

November the 16 1732 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
M' Hucks 
M' Tower 
M' Holland 
M' Vernon 
M' Hales 
M' Smith 
Capt" Coram. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in by Lord 
Percival, being his Benefaction. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings paid 
in by Capf* Coram the Benefaction of Lady Saunderson Widow. 

Beceiv'd a Guinea from an Unknown Benefactor for the use of the 
People in their Passage to Georgia, and paid over to Capt'' Coram. 

Beceiv'd a Guinea from an Unknown Benefactor by the Hands of M' 
Wessly to be paid into the Bank. 

Beceiv'd from M' Wessly five Guineas, his Benefaction to be paid into 
the Bank. 



86 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The two last Sums to be deducted out of the money due to M' Ogle- 
thorpe, and He gave a Receipt for the same. 

Beceiv'd from M' Smith One Pound, twelve Shillings and six Pence 
for Candles for the use of the People in their Passage to Georgia, and 
paid the same over to Gapt" Coram. 

Muster'd the Passengers on Board on Account of the Trustees and 
computed the freight of them to Ninety One Heads 

Adjoum'd to Thursday the 23* of Novem- 
ber 1732 to Palace Court Westminster at 
4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

November the 23* 1732. 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
Lord Percival 
M' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M'Hucks 
M' Holland 
M' Smith 
ly Bundy 
M' Hales 
Capt'' Coram 

The Oath of Office was administered to Rogers Holland Eag^ as Trustee 
and C ommon Council Man of the Corporation. utee May 

Bead a Letter from M' Oglethorpe from on Board the Ann off of 
Deal. 

Read Copies of Letters from Horatio Walpole Esq^ to his Deputies* 
from the Duke of Newcastle to the Governors of South Carolina, Vir- 
ginia, Maryland, Pensilvania, New York, New England, Barbados, 
and North Carolina, for their assistance to M' Oglethorpe in his Voyage. 

Read a Copy of an Order from the Lords of the Admiralty to the 
Captains of his Majesty's Ships, Which are or shall be employ'd on the 
Coast of Virginia and Carolina to the same Purpose. 
Ordered 

That the said Copies of Letters be entered. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 87 

Reoeiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for Forty Poundfl paid in by M' 
Hales. Viz^ Seyenteen Pounds from a Lady UnknowD for Religious 
Uses ; twenty Pounds from a Gentlewoman Unknown for the same Pur- 
poses and three Pounds, the Surplus of M' D^Allon's Money. 
Ordered 

That the Common Seal be affix'd to a Power to James Oglethorpe Esq' 
to appoint such Commander, or other Officer or Officers, as he shall thbk 
fit, to train and Exercise the Militia in G^rgia. 

And the Seal was affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That a Memorial be drawn up to be presented to the Incorporated So- 
ciety for propagating the Oospel in Foreign Parts, setting forth, that the 
Trustees have sent forth a Number of his Majesty's Subjects to be settled 
in Georgia, and appointed a Site for the Church, and a sufficient Glebe 
for the Minister, and desiring the Society to make the usual Allowance 
for the Minister in Georgia, as is given to their Missionaries in the other 
Colonies, till such time as the Glebe shall be sufficiently improved for a 
Minister ; and Desiring the usual Benefaction of Books and Furniture. 

M' Holland moved for Commissions for Thomas Batson Esq' Deputy 
Grand Master of the Free and Accepted Masons, and Nathaniel Black- 
erby Esq' at their own Desire, to take Subscriptions, and coUect Money 
for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Order'd Accordingly. 

Sealed Commissions for collecting Benefactions granted to the Rev' 
M' Samuel Wessly, and the Mayor and Corporation of Hereford. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday November the 30^ 
1732 at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



88 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

November the 30* 1732. 

Present 
M' Tower President 
Capt" Coram 
M' Hales 
Lord Percival 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Vernon 
M' Heathcote 
M' Holland 

Bead a Receipt from the Bank for Six Pounds Six Shillings paid in by 
the Bev' M' Samuel Wessly, whereof Five Pounds five Shillings his own 
Benefaction, and One Pound One Shilling from a Person Unknown ; be- 
ing the same Six Pounds Six Shillings M' Oglethorpe gave a Beceipt on 
Account for the 16*^ of this Listant, as so much received of M' Wessly, 
and in his hands for the use of the Trustees. 

Sealed Commissions for Thomas Batson Esq' Deputy Grand Master of 
the Free and Accepted Masons, Nathaniel Blackerby Esq', and Bogers 
Holland Esq' to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes 
of the Charter. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Oglethorpe acquainting him, that a Per- 
son, Who lately came from S^ Augustin, and Who ofier'd himself to him 
to go to this Colony, sailed for Carolina about two Months since, with a 
Design, as the Trustees suspect, to discover the State of the Colony, and 
give Liformation thereof to the Spaniards; and that as soon as the 
Trustees shall have discovered more fully the Person, and Nature of his 
Design, they will send him a further Account, Owning at the same time 
the Beceipt of his Letter, and returning him Thanks for it, and the 
Copies of the Letters he sent. 

Examin'd some Persons, Who ofier'd themselves to go to Georgia, and 
entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd to Thursday the 7* of December 
1732 at 4 o' the Clock in the Afternoon. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 89^ 



Palace Court 

December the 7** 1732 

Preeent 
M' Holland President 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 
M' Heathcote 
Lord Percival 
M' Tower 
M' Hucks 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Smith 
Capt^ Coram. 

Read a Letter from Lord Tyrconnel to M' Vernon desiring him to ac- 
quaint the Trustees that he subscribed fifty Pounds, and had order'd it to 
be paid into the Bank. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of Captain Coram from an Unknown Benefac- 
tor One hundred Books of the great Importance of a Religious Life con- 
sidered, for the use of the second Imbarkation. 

M' Harbin attended the Trustees, and acquainted them, that one 
Thomas Bacon a Square Well set Man, about forty five Years of Age, 
thick Lips, Pale Face, and Dark Brown Ehir, sailed from hence some 
Months ago for Carolina, with a Design to inform the Spaniards of the 
Intentions of the Trustees, and the State of the Colony ; And that this 
Thomas Bacon is at present in the Service of the King of Spain. And 
M' Harbin produced a Letter, own'd by M' John Brown a Tidesman to 
be writ by him to M' Senior about the Same. 

ReceiVd by the hands of M' Digby from D' Maynard One Guinea, as 
his Benetaction. 

Received Fiveteen Pounds fiveteen Shillings from Robert Hucks Esq' 
to be paid into the Bank, Being the Benefactions following. Viz* From 
Richard Riccards Esq' Four Pounds, four Shillings. George Hadley 
Esq' Six Pounds, Six Shillings, And the Rev* M' Rob* Selwood Five 
Pounds, five Shillings. 

Adjourned to Thursday December the 14*^ 
1732 at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



90 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

December the 14"^ 1732. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Hucks 
M' Holland 
M' Hales 
Capt'' Coram 
M' Digby 
M' Tower 
D' Bundy 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds Thirteen Shillings 
and Six Pence paid in by George Heathcote E6q% Benefactions receiv'd 
at Gravesend November the 16*^ Instant Yiz^ One Guinea from an Un- 
known Person, And One Pound twelve Shillings and Six Pence from 
the Rev* M' Smith. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Fifteen Pounds Fifteen Shillings 
paid in by Robert Hucks Esq' Benefactions of the Persons following 
Richard Ricards Esq' four Pounds four Shillings ; George Hadley Esq' 
Six Pounds Six Shillings and the R^v*' M' Robert Selwood five Pounds 
five Shillings. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid in 
by Edward Digby Esq% the BenefiEustion of the Rev" ]> Edward Maynard. 
Agreed 

That M' Vernon be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
Lord Tyrconnel for his Benefaction of Fifty Pounds for the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Letter from John Vauderplank, Samuel Grey, Cornelius 
Jones, and Chetwynd Furzer on board the Volant Captain Edmund 
Smyter at Gravesend, Acquainting the Trustees of their Imbarkation 
for Georgia. 

Receiv'd of William Reyner, John Salmon, Charles Harrison, Thomas 
Smith, and John Coates Five Pounds, five Shillings, the Consideration 
Money mention'd in their Grant for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of Edward Digby Esq' Thirty Pounds, the Benefaction of 
William Lord Digby to be paid into the Bank for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 91 

Agreed 

That M' Digbj be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to* 
Lord Digby for the same. 
Beeolved 

That the Names of Such Persons, Who shall be chosen to be sent to 
Georgia, shall for the future be printed in One of the Public Papers, at 
least a Fortnight before their Imbarkation. 

Ezamin'd Some Persons Who ofier'd themselves to go to Georgia, and 
entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd to Thursday December the 
21*^ 1732 at 4 o'Clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

December the 21-" 1732 

Present 
M' Hales President 
Lord Percival 
M' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Hucks 
M' Heathcote 
M' Smith 
Capt* Coram 
M' Laroche 
M' Holland 
M' Digby 
Lord Carpenter 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for three Pounds three Shillings,, 
the Benefaction of the Bev' M' Francis Fox, paid in by the hands of 
M' Smith to be applied toward the settlement of a Clergyman. 

Beceiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for Fifty Pounds the Benefaction 
of Lord Viscount Tyrconnel paid in by S' Francis Child for the Purposes 
of the Charter. 

Beceiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds the Benefaction 
of Lord Digby, paid in by the hands of Edward Digby Esq^ for the 
Purposes of the Charter. 



92 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five PouDda five Shil- 
the Con- lings, the Benefaction of M" William Beyner, Charles HarriBon, Yr%.S* 
Hone J Jane Ine 

mentioned Thomas Smith, John Salmon, and John Coates, Who are to em- uuiiTii. 

Grants, bark on the Potash Trade, to be applied to the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

M' Vernon delivered to the Trostees Extracts of Letters relating to 
the Saltzburghers, and Emigrants from Bertholdsgaden &o. with som 
Queries desired to be answered by the Trustees. 
Agreed 

That M' Tower and M' Vernon be desired to draw up Answers to the 
said Queries. 

M^ Quincy attended with a Recommendatory Letter from the Rev' 
M' Thomas Page of Beccles to go over as a Missionary to G^rgia. 
BesolVd 

That the Trustees will confer with the Licorporated Society for propa- 
gating the Oospel in Foreign Parts relating to M' Quincy. 

Adjourned to Thursday Dec' the 28** 
1732 at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

December the 28* 1732. 

Present 
Lord Percival President 
M' Tower 
M' Vernon 
-D'Bundy 
M' Smith 
Capt" Coram. 

ReceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for five pounds five Shillings, the 
Consideration Money mentioned in the Grants of Land to Roger Lacy, 
James Lacy, Theophilus Hetherington, Joseph Hetherington, and Philip 
Bishop to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Bead a Letter from Gov' Johnson to M' Oglethorpe, sent open'd to 
the Trustees by Col. Cecil, M' Oglethorpe's Attorney, acquainting him 
with several transactions relating to the Settlement, and that he subscribed 
fifty Pounds for the Use of the Colony. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 98 

Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to Governor Johnson from the Trustees, return- 
ing him thanks for the Liformation he sent, and the Pains he had taken, 
as in Other Particulars, so in preventing the Grants of Anj Lands in 
Georgia, and likewise for his Subscription of Fifty Pounds, desiring him 
at the same time to apply his Benefaction in the Purchase in Carolina of 
such Provisions, and Other Necessaries, as may be wanting for the first 
Settlement. 

M' Yemon acquainted the Trustees, that He and M' Towers had 
drawn up in pursuance of their Desire, Answers to the Queries, re- 
lating to the Saltzburghers And Emigrants from Bertholsgaden, Which 
he had delivered to the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge, and 
that the Society had sent a Letter with the said Answers to Germany. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Oglethorpe containing a Narrative of 
What has been done since he went, a State of the Cash, the Names or 
Persons (with the Number of their Servants,) Who have engag'd to go 
over at their own Expence, & the Quantity of Land granted them. 
Acquainting him likewise, that a Letter to him (of which he will receive 
the Copy) from Governor Johnson, dated Sept' the 28^ 1732 had been 
sent open to the Trustees, with another Letter of no moment, by Col. 
Cecil, and that the Trustees had resolved to write an Answer to Gov' 
Johnson, of Which/the Copy is likeww^ inclos'd. That the Trustees 
have in a manner fix'd on a Clergymen, very well recommended, to be 
sent over. That They have reason to believe, the Society for propogating 
the GK)8pel in Foreign Parts will give him as good a Salary as they allow 
to Any of their Other Missionaries And as he will be sent over very 
soon, they recommend to M' Oglethorpe the getting what Conveniences 
he can for the Minister, the laying out a Site for the Church, and mak- 
ing Preparations for buildiog it, and the Minister's house as soon as pos- 
sible ; And to take Care in setting Out of Lands to reserve Necessary 
Roads to Church, to Markets, and to Rivers. That there is already sent 
to Germany an Invitation for sending over fifty Saltzburgh Families to 
be transplanted at the Charges of the particular Collection for those 
People. That the Trustees hope for a publick Encouragement at the 
Meeting of the Parliament, for sending over more People for strength- 
ening the Colony. That M' Harbin had attended the Trustees, and in- 
formed them, that one Thomas Bacon, a Square Well Set Man, about 
forty Years of Age, thick Lips, pale face, and dark brown Hair, sailed 



94 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

from heDce some Months ago for Carolioa, with a Design to inform the 
Spaniards of the Intentions of the Trustees, and the State of the 
Odlony. 

Examined Some Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Georgia, and 

^enteiM their Names for furher Consideration, 
(■ic) 

Adjoum'd to Thursday Jan*^ the 4"^ 
n^ at 4 O'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Jan'y the 4** 17af 

Present 
M' Digby President 
M' Laroche 
M' Hales 
M' Tower 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

M' Pinkerton attended and produced two of his three Servants, Viz^ 
Daniel Leausu Aged 21, and Peter Tondut Aged 48. 

Receiv'd One Ghiinea irom M' Pinkerton, the Consideration Money 
mention'd in his Orant. 
Order'd 

That Circular Letters be sent to John Hill, John Robinson, William 
Savery, James Shaw, Robert Graham, Henry Hows, Edward Johnson, 
Thomas Tibbutt, and Paul Cheeswright, to attend on Wednesday Jan'^ 
the 10"^ 173f at 4 o'Clock in the Afternoon. 

Examined Some Persons, Who ofler'd themselves to go to Georgia, and 
^nter^d their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday Jan'^ the 10^ 
173| at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 96 



Palace Court 

Jan'^ the 10"* ITSf 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' Hales 
M' Laroche 
Lord Percival 
M' Sloper 
M' Digby 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Burton 
Capt. Coram. 

The Oath of Office was administered to William Sloper Esq' asvid«iiiB. 

utes Mar 

Trustee, Bndillommon Council Man of the Corporation. Mth i7» 

Beceiy'd a Receipt irom the Bank for One Pound One Shilling, the 
Consideration Money mention'd in the Grant of Land to M' Henry 
Pinkerton, to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

M' Abercrombie (Attorney Gen* of South Carolina) attended the 
Trustees, and delivered in Claims of Some People in South Carolina of 
Lands, said to be run out by them on the South Side of the River 
Savanah. 

The Trustees acquainted M' Abercrombie, that they were disposed to 
pay the greatest Regard to the Recommendation of the GK)vernor of 
South Carolina, and to do all Justice to Persons, Who may have sur- 
veyed any Lands on the South Side of the Savanah River ; But that 
this Affair cannot receive an immediate Determination on Claims so 
slight as these appear to the Board. That in Order to give a just Satis- 
faction to any Such Persons the Trustees desired to have Authentick 

Copies of their Claims laid before them, 
(sic) 

Received a further Benefaction from M' William Graham of ten 
Hangers, and Belts, and ten Cartouch Boxes and Belts. 
Order'd 

That M' Hales be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to M*^ 
Graham for the same. 



96 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Bead a Letter of November the 9"^ 1782 from M' Houston at Madeira 
to M' Oglethorpe, (sent open to the Trustees by Col. Cecil) acquainting 
him that he had sent two Tubs of the Cuttings of Malmsey and Other 
Vines on board a Ship, to be forwarded to M' S^ Julian at Charles Town 
for the Use of the Colony of Georgia ; And that he was to embark the 
next Day for Jamaica. 
Order'd 

That a Paragraph be publish'd in One of the News Papers with the 
Names of the Persons, Who are to embark on Board the James Capt 
Yoakley. 
Ordered 

That M' Verelst do buy such seeds as M' Tower shall direct vide iiiii- 

— *te May 

Adjoum'd to Wednesday Jan'y the 17**94i788. 
173} at 4 CClock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Jan'^ the IT^ 173} 

Present 
M' Tower President 
Lord PercivaT 
M' Vernon 
M' Heathcote 
jy Bundy 
Capt. Coram. 

Beceiv'd by M' Hucks a Benefaction from the Duke of Mountague, 

Viz* two Casks of Small Nails q' 6. 0. ; One Cask Large Nails 2. 5. 0. 

One Cask small Nails 3. 0. 0. three Casks large Nails 5. 0. 0. One Cask 
Working Tools of several sorts. One Cask Poutches. One Cask Pow- 

der Flasks One Cask Bayonets. One Cask large Spikes 2. 0. 0. 
Ordered 

That M' Hucks be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to the 
Duke of Montague for the same. 

Lord Percival delivered to the Trustees a Letter from M' James Leake 
with a Bene&ction of One thousand Spelling Books. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 97 

Order'd 

That Lord Percival be deored to return the thanks of the Trustees for 
the same. 

M' Earle attended in behalf of his Brother Thomas Earle, who desires 
to go with his Family, and settle in Georgia, paying the Expences, and 
providing Necessaries himself. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be drawn up by the Sec^^ to be sent to S' Thomas 
Lombe» desiring his thoughts of the Undertaking to raise raw Silk in 
large Quantities in Georgia ; of the proper steps to be taken to bring the 
Work to perfection, of the Probability of succeeding therein, and the 
advantage, that will accrue to Oreat Britain thereby : and also of the 
Nature, Quality, and Usefullness of the Silk that is produced in South 
Carolina. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Oglethorpe, recommending M' Botham 
Squire to be settled in the Township of Savanah, under M' Christie's 
Grant, he paying the Expences of his Passage himself. 

Examin'd David Peters Who offer'd himself to go to Georgia, and 
entered his Name for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd to Wednesday Jan*^ the 24*^ 
173} at 4 O'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Jan'y the 24* 173f 

Present 
M' More President 
Lord Percival 
M' Vernon 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Capt Coram. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings. Yiz^ 

One Guinea the Bene&ction of M' James Campbell ; And One Guinea 

by the hands or M' Anderson, the Gift of an Unknown Person. 

Capt Coram attended the Muster taken on Board the James Capt 
r? 0. r., T. L] 



98 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Yoaklej off of Rotherhith, when ten Head of Paasengera were moster'd 

for Freight, and were in Number Eleven Persons. 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday Jan*^ the SI** 
173| at 4 O'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Jan-y the SI"* 173f 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Lord Percival 
M' Tower 
M'More 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' Eyles 
M' Hacks 
M' Digbj 
M' Heathcote 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 

Receiv'd One thousand Spelling Books the Benefaction of M' James 
Leake pursuant to his Letter 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do wait on M' Alvaro Lopez Suasso, M' Francis 
Salvador Jan', and M' Anthony Da Costa with the following Message in 
Writing. Whereas Commissions were granted to the said M' Alvaro 
Lopez Suasso, Francis Salvador Jun% and M' Anthony Da Costa to col- 
lect such Monies, as should be contributed for Establishing the Colony of 
Georgia, in America, and to transmit the same to the Trustees, by them 
to be applied to the Purposes in their Charter mentioned; And the 
Trustees being informed that certain Expectations have from thence been 
raised contrary to their Intentions, Which may be of ill consequence to their 
said Designs, Therefore to obviate any Difficulties, that may attend the 
same, They desire the said M^ Alvaro Lopes Suasso, M' Francis Salvador 
Jun', and M' Anthony Da Costa will redeliver to M' Martyn their Secre- 
tary the said Commissions. 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday Feb'^ the T^ 
173| at 4 CClock in the Afternoon. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 99 

Palace Court 

Feb'y the 7*^ 173| 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M'More 
M' Tower 
. M'HoUand 
Lord Percival 
M' Heathcote 
M' Ejles 
M' Hacks 
M' Laroche 
M' Bedford 
M' Smith 
Gapt Coram 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of the Rev^ M' Somerscales for the Religious Uses of the 
Colony, paid in by the hands of the Rev* M' Smith. 

Receiv'd a Benefaction of Apothecary Ware about the Value of four- 
teen Pounds from M" Silvan us and Timothy Be van 
Order'd 

That M' Heathcote be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for 
the same. 
Order'd 

That M' Burton be desired to preach the Anniversary Sermon on the 15*^ 
of March, and That the Sermon be preach'd at Bow Church 
Order'd 

That a Letter be writ to M' Burton acquainting him with the Same. 
Agreed 

That M' Heathcote and Capt. Coram be the Stewards for providing 
the Dinner on the 15^ of March. 

The Secretary acquainted the Board that he had waited on M" Alvaro 
Lopez Suasso, M' Anthony Da Costa and M' Francis Salvador, for the 
Commissions granted to the said M" Alvaro Lopez Suasso, M" Anthony 
Da Costa, and M' Francis Salvador, and had left a Copy of the Minute 
of Jan^ the 31'' with M' Da Costa. 



100 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Examined some Persons Who offered tbemselves to go to Georgia, and 
enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd to Wednesday Feb'^ the 14 
173} at 4 O'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Feb'^ the 14*^ 173f 

Present 
M' Hales President 
Lord Percival 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
M'More 
M' Tower 
D' Buudy 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram. 

Beceiy'd of M' Hales an Account of the following Books. Viz^ One 
Bible, two Bibles of a less Value, three Common Prayer Books, One 
hundred Catechisms, fifty Young Christians Listructed ; Part of the 
Benefaction from an Unknown Person, Which were sent by M' Ogle- 
thorpe, but not enter'd with the rest November the 1'* 1732. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of Lord Percival fifty Pounds the Benefaction 
of Lady Osborn towards building the Church in Georgia. 
Order'd 

That Lord Percival be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for 
the Same. 

M' Pury, Attended the Board, and acquainted them that the two Ships 
bound for Purisburgh with M' Bignion and his Father were safely ar- 
rived at Georgia with the loss only of one Man, and were kindly received 
by the Inhabitants of Charles Town. 

M' Nicholas Amatis attended the Board, and acquainted them, that 
He and Sign' Giacomo Otlone, a Man of Experience in making the Silk 
Machines, Jacques Camuse and his Wife (Both Winders of Silk) and 
Camuse's three Boys of the following Ages 13, 4 and 3 were lately ar- 
rived in England, and ready to enter into agreement with the Trustees 
to go and settle in Georgia. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 101 

(Mer'A \ 

Ibat-fiye h und r ed of th e D aai gn i b e print e d -oa- Domy Papop with | ^j^ j^^ 
the Maps. (^SiSSf 

QrdfirM 

That M*^ C ftrmftTi gaf fhft aamft Printpfl j 

Read a Petition of John Strange setting forth that he hears M^ Ed- 
ward and M" Elizabeth Ash have petitioned the Board to be sent to 
Georgia, and praying that they may not be suffer'd to go, till they have 
discharged a Debt due to the said Strange. 
Ordered 

That M^ Ash if he applies to the Board for leave to go to Georgia, be 
acquainted with the same Petition 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday Feb'^ the 21'* 
178f at 4 O'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Feb'y the 21-* 173| 

Present 
M' Tower President 
M' Vernon 
M' Hucks 
M' More 
M' Holland 

M' Hales . , ^**^ 

Lord Percival 
M' Laroche 
jy Bundy 
M' Smith 
Capt" Coram. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Fifty Pounds the Benefaction 
of Lady Osborn towards building a Church in Georgia, paid in by the 
hands of Lord Percival 

William Gough Sen' and William Gough Jun' produced Robert San- 
ders aged 44, and Richard Sanders aged 18 as their Servants to go to 
Georgia with them. 

Adjoum'd to Wednesday Feb'^ the 28** 
173| at 4 aClock in the Afternoon. 



102 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Feb-^ the 28*^ 173i 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Lord Percival 
M' Vernon 
M' Hales 
M' Digby 
M'More 
M' Sloper 
M' Smith 
Capt" Coram. 

Beceiv'd by M' Hales the following Books forty Eight Faith and Prac- 
tise of a Church of England Man, in Sheets, Eight Christian Monitors, 
Nine Lewis's Catechism, the Benefaction of the Rev^ M' Stanley Rector 
of Hadham Hertfordshire for the Use of the Colony. 

Beceiv'd of M' John Pennefather One Pound One Shilling the Consid- 
eration Money mention'd in his Grant. 

Receiv'd of M' Hales ten Pounds, ten Shillings the Benefaction of an 
Unknown Person for the Ileligious Uses of the Colony by the hands of 
M' John Williams of S^ Johns Clerkenwell. 

Read a Letter from M' Oglethorpe dated Jan'^ the 13*^ 173} on Board 
the Ship Ann giving an Account of his Safe Arrival at Charles Town, 
and the health of the Colony having lost in the Passage only Richard 
Cannon's Youngest Son Aged Eight Months, and Robert Clarke's Young- 
est Son Aged One Year and a half. 
Order'd 

That the Said Letter be published in One of the News Papers. 

Read a Letter from M' George Tyrer Alderman of Leverpool directed 
to Capf* Coram, with an Ace' of the Corporation of Leverpool subscrib- 
ing fifty Pounds for the Use of the Colony, and of the Rectors recom- 
mending the Undertaking in their Sermons, and going from House to 
House to receive private Benefactions for the said Purpose. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be written to the Mayor Aldermen, and Corporation of 
Leverpool returning the thanks of the Trustees for their Subscription, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 103 

and aasuring them that the Trustees will always have a regard to their 
Recommendation of any Persons to be sent by their Collections, as far as 
these will enable them. 

M' Hales acquainted the Board that M' James Leake Bookseller of 
Bath was desirous of a Commisdon for taking Subscriptions, and collect- 
ing Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 
Order'd 

That a Commission be sealed for M' James Leake for the said 
Purposes. 

Which was accordingly done. 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday March the 7^ 
173f at 4 CClock in the Afternoon. 

Palace Court 

March the 7"^ 173| 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
Lord Percival 
M^ Tower 
M' Hales 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyles 
M"^ Digby 
ly Bundy 
M' Smith 
Capt° Coram. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration Money mentioa'd in the Grant of Land to M' John Penne- 
father to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of an Unknown Person by the hands of M^ John Williams 
for the Religious Uses of the Colony. 

Receiv'd of M*" Robert Hetherington One Pound, One Shilling the 
Consideration Money mentioned in his Graot. 
Order'd 

That Circular Letters be sent to the Trustees to give them Notice of 



104 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Election of New Members of the Corporation, and their meeting to 
increase the Number of y* Common Council to twenty four pursuant to 
the Charter, on Thursday March the 15^ Instant at the Vestry Room 
belonging to the Church of S^ Mary Le Bow in Cheapside, and that a 
Sermon will be preach'd at the said Church by the Rev* M' Burton, one 
of the Trustees, and Prayers will begin at 11 o'Clock. 
Ordered 

That an Advertisement be published of the said Anniversary Meeting, 
and the Associates of D' Bray. 

Adjourn'd to the Vestry Room of the 
-Church of 8' Mary Le Bow in Cheap- 
side on Thursday March the 15**» 178f 
at 9 o'clock in the Morning. 



The Vestry Room belonging to the Church 

of S* Mary Le Bow Cheapside 

March the IS"* 173| 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Lord Percival 
M' Hucks 
M' More 
M' Laroche 
M' Hales 
M' Sloper 
M' Holland 
M' Digby 
M' Tower 
M' Heathcote 
M' Eyles 
M' Burton 
M' Smith 
IK Bundy 
M' Bedtord 
Capt Coram 
M' Anderson. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 105 

Beceiy'd of Capt. John Keate twenty Pounds to be applied towards 
sending over Henry Fletcher, His Wife, three Children, and a Maid 
Servant to Georgia. 

The Trustees pursuant to the Charter proceeded to the Election of 
Trustees, and chose the ibllowing Persons, Viz^ The R^ Hon^** James 
Earl of Derby, the R' Hon*»^ Anthony Ashley Earl of Shaftebury, the 
R» Hon**'^ John Lord Vise* Tyrconnel, The R Hon***" James Lord Vise* 
Limerick, The R* Hon**** James Lord D'arcy, Richard Chandler, Thomas 
Frederick, Henry L'apfitre, William Heathcote, John White Esq", Rob- 
ert Kendal Esq' Alderman of the City of London, John Page, William 
Hanbury, Christopner Tower, Erasmus Phillips Esq", S' John Gonson, 
and M' George Tyrer Alderman of Leverpool. Then after reading M' 
Belitha's Resignation under his hand and Seal of Common Council Man, 
They proceeded to fill up the Number of the Common Council, as estab- 
lish'd by the Charter, and elected the ten following Persons to be Com- 
mon Council Men of the Corporation. Viz* The R* Hon"* Anthony Ash- 
ley Earl of Shaftfibury, The R' Hon»*»* John Lord Vise' Tyrconnel, The 
R' Hon**'* James Lord Vise' Limerick, Richard Chandler, Thomas Fred- 
erick, Henry L'apfitre, William Heathcote, John White Esq", Robert 
Kendal Esq' Alderman, and the Rev* Richard Bundy D D. 

Adjourn'd to the Trustees Office in Palace 
Court Westminster on Wednesday March the 
21'* 173| at 4 o'clock in the Aflernoon. 



106 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

March the 21-" 173} 

Present 
Lord Percival President 
M'Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' Tower 
M'More 

M' Geo. Heathcote 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Limerick 
Lord lyarcy 
M' Chandler 
M' Frederick 
M' White 
M' L'apAtre 
M' William Heathcote 
Alderman Kendal 
IK Bundy 
M' Bedford. 

The Oath of Office was adminisler'd to the R* Hon**** Lord Viae* Tjr- 
connel, the R* Hon^ the Lord Vise* Limerick, Richard Chandler Esq% 
Thomas Frederick Esq', Henry L'apdtre E8q% Will" Heathcote Esq', 
John White Esq', Rob* Kendal Esq' Alderman, and D' Richard Bundy, 
as Trns te es, and Common Council Men of the Corporation. utes May 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Sixty three Pounds the Bene- 
faction of Several Persons paid in by the Hands of M' Joseph Paice Jun' 
to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in by the 
Hands of Capt John Keate March the 15**" Instant. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Nine Pounds, nine 
?i^}^^A Shillings the Benefaction of Richard Chandler Esq' to be ap- vide Mtn- 

tlon and ° . i r uteJune 

llth 1738 

plied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration money mentioned in the Grant of M' Robert Hetherington 
to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 107 

Beceiv'd by the Hands of Lord Percival the Sum of ten Pounds ten 
Shillings, the Benefaction of William Sloper Esq' to be applied to the 
Purpoees of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of M' Verelst a Bible, and a Book of Homilies for the Colony 
of Georgia. 

Receiv'd by the Hands of D' Bundy the Sum of twelve Pounds, ten 
Shillings, the Benefaction of M' Daniel Thresher to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 
Besolv'd 

That D' Bundy be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to M' 
Thresher for his said Benefietction. 

Adjoum'd to Wednesday March the 
28«*» 1733 at 4 o'Clock Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

March the 28"» 1733 

Present 
M' More President 
Earl of Shaftsbury 
Lord Percival 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord jyarcy 
M' Frederick 
M' White 
M' Hales 
D' Bundy 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 

The Oath of Office was administered to the R' Hon"* Anthony Ashley 
EarJ of Shaftsbury as TruHtw and Common Council Man of the Corpo-utMMKSk 
lation. 28"^^^ 

Received by the Hands of M' Frederick a Receipt from the Bank for 
twenty five Pounds the Benefaction of Henry L'apdtre Eeq' to be ap- 
plied to the Purposes of the Charter. 



108 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Besolv'd 

That M' Frederick be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 

M' L'Ap6tre for the said Benefaction 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday Aprill the 
4"^ 1733 at 4 o'CTock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Tuesday Aprill the 3* 1733 

Present 
M' Sloper President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Percival 
M' W. Heathcote 
M' Oh. Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' White 
M' T. Tower 
M' G. Heathcote 
M' Hucks 
M' More 
Lord Limerick 

Received by the Hands of Lord Percival One Hundred Pounds the 
Benefaction of the R* Rev* John Hough Lord Bishop of Worcester to be 
applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be writ to the Lord Bishop of Worcester returning the 
thanks of the Trustees for his Lordship's said Benefaction 

Read a Letter from the Rev*^ M' I Stanley Rector of Leverpool with 
an Account of the Collections at Leverpool amounting to above One 
hundred and twenty Pounds 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to the Rev* M' I. Stanley returning the thanks 
of the Trustees to the said M' Stanley and the Rev* M' Baldwin for their 
great Charity in recommending the Design in their Sermons, and the 
great Pains they have taken in collecting Benefactions for carrying it 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 109 

on ; And to desire M' Stanley to remit the Money in his Hands to the 
Bank, or to the Trustees Office. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill the 4"^ 1733 

Present 
M' Hales President 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 
Capt Coram 

Received a Beceipt from the Bank of One hundred Pounds the Bene- 
^tion of the B^ Bey' Lord Bishop of Worcester. 

Examined Samuel Holmes Who ofier'd himself to go to Georgia and 
enter'd his Name for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday Aprill the 
11"^ 1733 at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill the 11*^ 1733 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Hales 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 
M' Bedford 

Beceiv'd of the R^ Hon^^ Lord Visc^ Limerick twenty Six Pounds five 
Shillings, his Benefaction to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Read a Petition of Michael Elstone relating to a Debt due to him from 
John Coates, One in the Copartnership for carrying on the Potash 
Trade 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' William Reyner, that M' John Coates, or 



110 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

he do attend the next Board, and that Michael Elstone do attend at the R- m. 

same time. 

Reeolv'd 

That the Names of all those Who go to G^rgia, paying their own 
Expences, shall be publish'd in One of the News Papers before their 
Grants are delivered to them. 
Resolved 

That no Servants be allowed to go with any Persons to Oeorgia, till 
they are seen and approv'd of by the Board. 

Capt" Coram reported the Muster of twelve Servants on Board the 
Pearl. 

The Master and Certificates of Passengers on Board the Peter and 
James on Account of the Trustees amounted to Seventeen Persons, 
Which made Fourteen Heads and one half of Freight of Which One a 
Oreat Cabin Passenger 

M' Verelst acquainted the Board that Capt* John Pennefather pro- 
duced two Young Men, One aged Eighteen last Michaelmas, and the 
Other aged Eighteen His Servants bound for Seven Years Each : And 
an Apprentice Aged fourteen next July bound for nine Years, And a 
Servant Aged twenty three last Month Bound for five Years. Which 
Capf" Pennefather hoped might be accepted to be complying with the 
Orant for carrying three Men Servants of twenty Years of Age Each, 
On Account of the long Service, for Which he has bound those under 
that Age. 

Adjourn'd to Wednesday the IS**" of Aprill 
1733 at 4 o'clock in the Afternoon. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Ill 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill the 18"^ 1733 

Present 
M' Hales President 
* M' Vernon 

M' W" Heathcote 

M'More 

Lord IKarcy 

M' Geo. Heathcote 

M' Hucks 

Lord Percival 

M' L'apdtre 

M' Frederick 

M' Digby 

Lord Tyrconnel 

M' Smith 

M' Bedford 

Capt Coram. 

Beceiy'd a Receipt Arom the Bank for twenty Six Pounds five Shillings 
the Benefaction of Lord Visc^ Limerick. 

Beceiv'd 'by the Hands of M' Hales the following Books Viz^ One 
hundred and £ighty Six Bibles Minion 12"^ One hundred and Eighty 
Seven Duty of Man small 12~ to the Value of fifty Pounds the Gift of 
an Unknown Benefactress 
Resolv'd 

That M' Hales be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
same. 

Received by the Hands of the Rev* M' Sam* Wessly a Silver Chalice 
and Patine for the use of the first Church in the Town of Savanah, the 
Gift of an Unknown Benefactor. 
Resolv'd 

That M' Wessly be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for 
the same. 

Receiv'd of M' Richard Foster and M' Thomas Williams Church 
Wardens of the Parish of S' Botolph Aldgate One Pound One Shilling 
and a Receipt from the Bank for thirty three Pounds Seven Shillings 



112 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

being the Collectioii made in the said Parbh to be applied to the Pur- 
poses of the Charter. 
Besolv'd 

That the Thanks of the Trastees be given to the said M' Richard Fos- 
ter and M' Williams. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday ApriU the 25'*' 1733 

Present 
(Mo) 
M' Bedford 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 
No Common Council Man to preside 

Palace Court 

Monday Aprill 30*^ 1733 

Present 
Earl of Shaftsbarj President 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apdtre 
M' Eyles 
M' Frederick 
M' W" Heathcote 
M' Sloper 
Lord IKarcy 
Lord Percival 
M' Laroche 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' G. Heathcote 
M' Phillips 

A Petition to the Hon***" House of Commons for a Supply was read 
and approv'd of. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 118 

Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affiz'd to ii^e said Petition. 

Which was affixed accordingly 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Petition. 
Oider^d 

That the said Petition be presented to the House of Commons. 

A Commission was moved for the Rector Churchwardens and Other 
Principal Inhabitants of S^ Mary Lambeth in Surrey at their own Desire 
to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid in 
by M' Richard Foster and M" Thomas Williams Churchwardens of the 
Parish of S* Botolph Aldgate to be applied to the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

M' Whitaker attended and acquainted the Board that Job Rothmaker 
had been very serviceable to the new Colony in Georgia 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May the 9"^ 1733 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Lord Percival 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Hales 
M' Vernon 
M' White 
M' More. 

Sealed a Commission for the Rector Churchwardens and Other Prin- 
cipal Inhabitants of S^ Mary Lambeth in Surrey to take Subscriptions 
and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 
Ordered 

That a Letter of thanks be sent to the R' Hon^ Earl of Abercom for 
his second Benefiiction of One hundred Pounds. 

Adjourn'd. 

C8c.r.,v.L] 



114 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Thursday May the 10^ 1733 

At a Meeting of Trusteee Assembled by SummoDB. 

Present 
Lord Percival President 
M' Vernon 
M' More 
M' Hales 
M' W» Heathcote 
M' Sloper 
Lord Limerick 
S"^ John Gonson 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram. 

Sealed a Commission for the Minister Church Wardens and Gentlemen 
of the Vestry of the Parish of 8* Margaret's Westminster or any two or 
moie of them to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes 
of the Charter. 

Receiv'd by the Hands of S' Abraham Elton three Pounds three Shil- 
lings the Consideration Money mentioned in the three Grants of Land 
to Robert Williams, John Williams and Cornelius Sandford. 

Head a Letter from M' Thomas Penn, dated Philadelphia March the 
6"^ 1733 directed to M' Oglethorpe (transmitted by Col. Cecil to the 
Trusteee) with an Account of his giving One hundred Pounds to be ap- 
plied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Ordered 

That a Letter with the thanks of the Trustees be sent to M"^ Penn. 

M' Smith acquainted the Board that the Mayor and Corporation of 
Hereford had subiicrib'd ten Pounds ten Shillings out of the Corporation 
Stock, and were promoting Collections in their Town for carrying on the 
Purposes of the Charter. 
Resolved 

That M*^ Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to the 
Mayor and Corporation of Hereford for the same. 

Received by M' Smith fifty Books, call'd Companion for the Sick, the 
Benefaction of M' Ray for the Colony of Georgia. 



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COLONIAL KECORDS. 115 

Resolved 

That M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
said Benefaction. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Friday May the IV^ 1733 

Present 
M' George Heathcote President 
M^More 
M' White 
M' Tower 
M' Holland 
M^ Sloper 
M' Hales. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for three Pounds three Shillings the 
Consideration Money mention'd in the Grants of Land to M' Robert 
Williams, John Williams and Cornelius Sandiord. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Thursday May the 17^ 1733. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Percival 
Lord D'arcy 
M' L'apdtre 
M' Hales 
Capt. Coram, 
Order'd 

That in all Commissions to be granted for the future before these 
Words, Viz* Now Know Ye. the following Words from the Charter be 
inserted. Viz' And hath also granted to the said Trustees full and 
Ample Power to authorise and appoint such Persons as they shall think 



116 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

lit to take SubEcriptions and collect Euch Monies as shall be by any Per- 
son or Persons contributed for the Purposes aforesaid. 
Ordered 

That the Word said before the Word Powers, And afler the Word 
Subscribe, And instead of & be likewise inserted. And after the Word 
Respectively the following Words be added Yiz^ Are to be inserted. 

Capt. Coram moved for a Commission for the Vicar Church Wardens, 
and Other principal Inhabitants of S^ Nicolas Deptford in Kent, Or 
any three or more of them to take| Subscriptions, and collect Monies for 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Capt Coram moved for a Commission also for the Rector Church 
Wardens and Other principal Inhabitants of S^ Mary Rotherhith in Sur- 
rey Or any three or More of them to take Subscriptions and collect 
Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Capt. Coram moved for a Commission likewise for the Rector Church 
Wardens and Other principal Inhabitants of S^ Pauls Deptford in Kent 
Or any three or more of them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies 
for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday May the 21'* 1733 

Present 
Lord Limerick President 
M'Hucks 
M' L'apdtre 
M' Thomas Tower 
M'More 

M' William Heathcote 
M' Laroche 
M' Frederick 

The Board being informed that the Rev* D' Thomas, the Rev* M' 
Rowell, the Rev* M' Lucy and the Rev* M' Sherlock had recommended 
in their Sermons on May the 20^ Instant the great Charity and UsefuU- 
ness of Establishing the Colony of Georgia 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 117 

Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees l>e given to the said Gentlemen for 
their Sermons. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

Wednesday May the 24*»» 1733 

Present 
M' White President 
Lord Percival 
M' Vernon 
M' Hucks 
M' Hanbury 
Lord D'arcy 
M'More 
M' Laroche 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
& John Gonson 
M' Bedford 
Capt Coram. 

Read a Letter from M^ Oglethorpe dated Savanah March the 12^ 
173|. 
Ordered 

That an Extract of the said Letter be sent to the Earl of Derby, the 
Bishop of Worcester The Earl of Abercom, and the Rev*' M" Stanley 
Rector of Leverpool. 
Resolved 

That the Rev*' M' Smith be desired to preach a Sermon in the Church 
of S^ Mary Rotherhith on the Charity and UsefuUness of establishing the 
Colony of Oeorgia. 
Resolved 

That Capt. Coram be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
the Rev' D' Level for lending his Pulpit in the said Church to the Rev' 
M' Smith. 



118 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That an Extract of the Letter from M' Oglethorpe be prepared to be 
laid before the Trustees at their next meeting 

Received of the R' Hon^** Lord Darcy ten Pounds ten Shillings his 
Benefaction to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

M' Anderson acquainted the Board that M' Mount the Stationer had 
offered to give the Trustees the Printing and Paper for any Books to be 
printed for the Use of the Colony. 
Besolved 

That M' Anderson be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
M"" Mount for his said Offer. 

A Copy of M' Newman's Letter to the Rev* M' Urlsperger at Augs- 
bourg in Swabia dated May the 18^ 1733 relating to the sending over a 
number of Foreign Protestants was read, and Order'd to be entered. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Rector Church Wardens and Other prin- 
cipal Inhabitants of S^ Mary Rotherhith in Surrey or any three or more 
of them to take Subscriptions, and collect Monies for the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Rector Church Wardens And other prin- 
cipal Inhabitants of S* PauFs Deptford in Kent or Any three or more of 
them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Vicar Church Wardens and Other prin- 
cipal Inhabitants of S^ Nicolas Deptford in Kent or Any three or more 
of them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

M' Hucks moved for a Commission for the Rector Church Wardens 
and Gentlemen of the Vestry of S^ John the Evangelist Westminster Or 
any two or more of them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies for 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Examin'd Several Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Georgia 
and enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 
Resolved 

That the By Law of August 3* 1732 requiring all Elections of Trustees 
Officers and Commissioners to be determin'd by Ballot be expung'd. 
Resolved 

That in the Second Minute of August 10**^ 1732 The following Words. 
Viz^ Trustees and be expunged. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 119 

Beeolved 

That in the first Minute of August 31"' 1732 the following Words. 
Viz* Trustee and be expunged. 
Resolved 

That in the last Minute but two of the same day the following Words. 
Viz' Their own BenefaetUm be inserted after the Words three Guineas. 
Resolved 

That the last Minute of the same Day be expunged. 
Resolved 

That in the first Minute of October 12"» 1732 the following Words 
Viz* Trustee And be expunged. 
Resolved 

That all the Resolutions of October the 12*^ 1732 in the Trustees 
Minutes relating to the Saltzburghers and other Foreign Protestants be 
expunged, and recommended to the Common Council. 
Resolved 

That the Agreement of Nov' the 1" 1732 to allow M' Cox for a Case 
of Instruments and for Bedding be expunged and recommended to the 
Common Council. 
Resolved 

That the second Minute of Nov' the 2* 1732 be expunged. 
Resolved 

That in the first Minute of Nov' the 23* the following Words Viz' 
Trustee and be expunged. 
Resolved 

That in the first Minute of Jan'^ the 10"» 173| the following Words 
Viz* Trustee and be expunged. 
Resolved 

That the last Minute of the same Day be expunged and recommended 
to the Common Council. 
Resolved 

That the two orders of Feb'^ the 14*** 173J relating to the printing of 
the Designs be expunged and recommended to the Common Council. 
Resolved 

That in the first Minute of March the 21'* the following Words Viz* 
Trustees And be expunged. 
Resolved 

That in the first Minute of March the 28*** the following Words Viz* 
TSrustee And be expunged 

Adjourned. 



120 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Tuesday May the 29"^ 1733. 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Sloper 
M' Hucks 
M' White 
M' Frederick 
M' WiU- Heathcote 
Alderman Kendal 
M'More 
M' Holland. 

IteceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for twelve Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of M"^ Daniel Thresher, mention'd in the Minutes of March 
21-* 173|. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of the R' Hon"* Lord D'arcy. 

M' Thomas Tower acquainted the Board that the Master of the Rolls 
had promised to give five hundred Pounds to be applied to the Purposes 
of the Charter. 
Resolved 

That M' Thomas Tower and M^ Hucks be desired to return the thanks 
of the Trustees for the same. 

Several Persons attended, and on their Desire to go to Georgia were 
examin'd, and order'd to attend on Tuesday June the 5*^ to sign the 
Articles. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 121 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May the 30^ 1733 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M' Hales Preisident 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' More 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram. 

Beceiv'd by the Hands of M' Hales ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of William Belitha Esq' to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Received by the Hands of M' Hales from an Unknown Person for the 
Use of the Colony of Georgia the following Books. Viz' two Hundred of 
jy Thomas Qouch's shewing how to walk with God. two Hundred Help 
and Guide to Christian Families by William Burkitt two Hundred 
Gibson's Family Devotion, two Hundred Common Prayer Books. Min- 
ion 12*^ two Hundred Horn-Books, two Hundred Primmers. One Hun- 
dred Testaments. One hundred Psalters, two Hundred A. B. C with 
the Church Catechism. One hundred Lewis's Catechism. One hundred 
of The Young Man Instructed, two Hundred Friendly Admonition to 
the Drinkers of Brandy, the Whole to the Value of fifty four Pounds 
ten Shillings. 

M' Thomas Nowell and M' John Lock attended and produced a Book 
of the Collection in &• Margaret's Parish Westminster, Which amounted 
to One hundred fifty One Pounds Seven Shillings and Six Pence. 

Beceiv'd by the Hands of the said M' Thomas Nowell and M' John 
Lock Churchwardens of the said Parish One hundred and fifty Pounds 
being Part of the said Colleption to be applied to the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Capt Thomas of the Ship Ann attended and produced a Letter from 
M' Oglethorpe, Which was read. 

Sealed a Commission for the Rector Church Wardens and Gentlemen 
of the Vestry of the Parish of S^ John the »• Evangelist Westminster to 
take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 



122 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Bxamin'd Some Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Georgia, 
and enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Tuesday June the 5** 1733. 

Present 
M' William Heatheote President 
M'Tho' Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Hucks 
jy Bundy 
M' Frederick 
M' Eyles 
M' White 
Lord Percival 
M' HoUand 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Geo. Heathccte 
M' More 
Lord Carpenter 
Capt Coram. 

Beceiv'd a Keceipt from the Bank for five Hundred Pounds paid in 
by the B^ Hon^** S' Joseph Jekyll, his Benefaction to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds paid in by 
Thomas Tower Esq' the Benefaction of Lady Jekyll to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in by S' 
Hans Sloane BarS His Benefaction for the Improvement of Botany and 
Agriculture in Georgia. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of William Belitha Esq' to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred and fifty Pounds 
the Collection made in the Parish of S^ Margaret's Westminster. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 123 

Beceiy'd by the Hands of M' George JacksoD a Beceipt from the 
Bank for One hundred Pounds the Benefaction of the B* Hon^^ Earl of 
Abercom (mentioned in the Minutes May the 9*** last) to be applied to 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

g f,8everal Persons attended and sign'd the Articles for their going over 
to Georgia the next Imbarkation. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday June 11*^ 1733 

Present 
M' White President 
Lord Limerick 
M' Vernon 
M' Tho. Tower 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' More 
M' Eyles 
M' Frederick 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings paid 
in by Charles Dubois Esq' June the 8*** 1732, His Benefaction for the 
Improvement of Botany and Agriculture. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for five Pounds paid in by M"^ Simond 
June the 8^1732jthe Benefaction of James Oglethorpe Esq' for the 
Improvement of Botany and Agriculture. 

EeceiVd a Beceipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds paid in October 
the 9**" 1732 the Benefaction of His Grace the Duke of Bichmond for the 
Improvement of Botany and Agriculture 
Order'd 

That M' Verelst do give Matthew Lamb Esq' a Beceipt for a Bank 
Beceipt for three hundred Pounds paid in October the 17"" 1732 by the 
Executors of the late Earl of Thanet to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for thirty Seven Pounds paid in by 
M' Balph Creswell Church Warden of the Parish of S* Mary Botherhith, 



124 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

being the Collection made in the said Parish to be applied towards set- 
tling English Poor in the Province of Oeorgia, and for that purpose only. 
Resolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to the said M" Ralph Ores- 
well, and the Ministers of the said Parish. 
Resolved 

That M' Thomas Tower and M' More be desired to attend the Board 
of Trade, and desire they will obtain an Instruction to the Governor of 
South Carolina to prevent any Persons deserting from Georgia getting 
Qrants of Land in South Carolina. 
Resolv'd 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev' M' Villa and 
the Rev* M' Fitzgerald for their Sermons preach'd on June the 10*^ In- 
stant on the great Charity and Usef ullness of settling the Colony of 
Georgia. 
Resolved 

That in the last Minute of July 20"^ 1732 After the Word Passage be 
inserted the following Words Viz* Being the private Benefaction of M' 
George Heathcote and M' Belitha for that purpose and that the subse- 
quent Part of the Minute be erased. 
Resolved 

That the last Minute of August 17*^ 1732 be erased, as belonging to 
the Trust of ly Bray. 
Resolved 

That in the fourth Minute of Dec' 21*' 1732 the Word Benefaction 
be erased, and the following Words. Viz' The Consideratum Money men- 
tiarCd in the Orants be inserted. 
Resolved 

That in the Minute of March 21"* 173^ of the Receipt for Nine 
Pounds Nine Shillings before the Words Benefaction of Richard Chan- 
dler Esq', the following Words. Viz* OoUectim And be inserted. 

Examined Several Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Georgia 
and entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 125 

Palace Court 

Wednesday June 13*^ 1733 

Preeent 
Lord Percival President 
M' Tho. Tower 
M' Hucks 

M' WiU- Heathcote 
M' Holland 
M*" Laroche 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 
M' Coram. 

Beoeiv'd by the hands of Lord Percival thirty Pounds the Benefaction 
of an Unknown Person to be Applied to the Purposes of the Charter 

Received by the Hands of M' Hucks One Pound One ShiUing, the 
Benefaction of M' Joshua Lintot And Son to be applied to the Purposes 
of the Charter. 

Lord Percival moved for a Commission for the Rev' D* Warren Rector 
of Bow Church in Middlesex, the Church Wardens, And Other Princi- 
pal Lihabitants or Any two of them of the said Parish to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 
Resolved 

That M' Yemon and M' Thomas Tower and M' Laroche be desired to 
return the thanks of the Trustees to the R^ Hon^ the Speaker of the 
House of Commons for the great Encouragement He has constantly 
given to the Undertaking for Establishing the Colony of Georgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



126 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Friday June the 15^ 1733 

Preeent 
M' Geo. Qeathcote Preeident 
M' William Heathcote 
M' Vernon 
M^ L'apdtre 
M' Tho. Tower 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Hucks. 
Resolved 

That Henry Parker James Turner John Barnes, and Joshua Sacheverel 
be appointed to act as Constables on Board the Ship Georgia during her 
Passage. 
Resolved 

That William Brownjohn be appointed to act as Steward on Board the 
Ship Georgia during her Passage 

Receiv'd two Gallons of Lucerne in two Kegs the Benefaction of 
Christopher Tower Esq' for the Use of the Colony. 

Receiv'd a Box of Tellicherry Bark the Benefaction of M' Richard 
Martyn for the Use of the Colony. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday June the 20*^ 1733 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Lord Percival 
M' L'apdtre 
M' Tho. Tower 
M' Hucks 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 127 

M' Verelst reported the Muster taken on Board the Georgia Pink 
Capt. Dauboz June the 15^ 1733 to be Eighty fonr Persons at Seventy 
two One Sixth Heads of Freight. 

Received a Receipt firom the Bank for Thirty Pounds the Bene&ction 
of a Person Unknown. Inclosed in a Letter to Lord Percival to be 
applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of Mess" Joshua Lintot Father and Son to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Rev* D' Warren Rector of S* Mary Strat- 
ford Bow, the Church Wardens, And Other Principal Lihabitants, or 
any Two or More of them to take Subscriptions, and collect Monies for 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Examined Several Persons Who offer'd Themselves to go to Georgia, 
and entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June the 27** 1733 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
Lord Percival 
D' Bundy 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' Hucks 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds the Benefaction ot 
the R* non^** Earl of Derby for -the improvement of Botany and Agri- 
culture, paid in by M' Bernard Frederick Jan'^ the 23* 173f being One 
of the Outstan ding Receipts for the last Years Account 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty four Pounds, four Shillings 
and nine pence being the Collection made in the Parish of S' John the 
Evangelist to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of M' Thomas Nowell One of the Church Wardens of the 
Parish of S' Margaret's Westminster the Sum of twenty One Pounds 



128 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

thirteen ShilliDgs and ten Pence, Being a farther Collection made in the 
8"^ Parish to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of M' Thomas Fawsett One Pound One Shilling, the Consider- 
ation Money mention'd in His Grant to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of M' Martyn five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of a Person Who desires to be Unknown to be applied to 
the Purposes of the Charter. 
Ordered 

That M' Martyn do return the thanks of the Trustees to the said 
Person for his said Benefaction. 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Lowndes relating to an Act sent from 
South Carolina call'd the Quit Bent 
Ordered 

That a Letter of Thanks be sent to the said if.^ Lowndes for his said 
Letter. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do wait on the Lords Comm" of Trade and Plan- 
tations to desire a Copy of the said Act, call'd the Quit Bent Act, that the 
Trustees may see how far the Colony of Georgia may be afiected thereby. 

Bead a Letter from M' William Houston dated Carthagena Jan*^ the 
26*** 1733 directed to M' Oglethorpe, and transmitted by Col. Cecil to 
the Trustees. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July the 4"^ 1733 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Lord Percival 
Lord Limerick 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M' Geo. Heathcote 
M' Tho" Tower 
Alderman KendaL 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of an Unknown Person by the hands of M' Martyn. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 129 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty One Pounds thirteen 
Shillings and ten Pence being a further Collection made in the Parish of 
S^ Margaret Westminster paid in by M' Thomas Nowell one of the 
Church Wardens of the said Parish. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration Money mentioned in the Grant of Thomas Fawsett. 
Ordered 

That M' Callard of New Inn be desired to prepare a State of the Case 
of Wilson's Trust Estate to be laid before Council. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July the 11*^ 1733. 

Present 
Lord Percival President 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' Chandler 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 
Capt. Coram. 

M' Vernon reported that M' L'apostre M' Chandler and he had waited 
on the Lord Chancellor and Lord Chief Justice Eyre and delivered to 
them the Annual Account pursuant to the Direction of the Charter. 

M' Vernon reported that he had wrote to Germany for Seventy Head 
of Saltzburghers to be brought to Rotterdam in order to be settled in 
Georgia. 

A Proposal was made by IK Houston in behalf of his Kinsman M' 
Houston of Glascow who desires to go to Georgia and carry twelve Serv- 
ants on his own Account 
Oider'd 

That the said Proposal be referred to the next Meeting. 

Adjoum'd 



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130 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July the 18*^ 1783. 

Present 
M' Tower President 
D' Bundy 
M' L'apoetre 
M' Laroche 
Lord Percival 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram. 

Beceiy'd from M' Philip Miller of Chelsea a Present of some White 
Mulberry^Beeds from Italy. 

M' Salmon M' Coates and M' Smith attended about the Potash Orant 
complaining of M' Seyner. 
Ordered 

That M' Beyner do attend the next Board. 

Beceiy'd by the hands of M' Samuel Baker two Barrels and three 

s 
Bottles, containing twenty three Deer Skins Weight 30. Bears Oyl, and 

several Parcels of Sea Rod, Snakeroot, Battle Snake Boot, Sassafras, 
China Boot, Shumack, and Contrayerya. 

Ezamin'd Several Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to (Georgia 
and enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 181 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July the 25"» 1738 

Present 
M' Hucks President. 
Lord Percival 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Frederick 
M'Laroche 
M' Geo. Heathcote 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

M' Bejner attended and declared that he would not have any thing 
fnrther to do with John Salmon, Charles Harrison Thomas Smith and 
John Coates in relation to the Orant of twelve hundred Acres of Land 
in Georgia. 

BeceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds Eight Shillings 
and Six Pence being the Collection made in the Parish of S^ Nicolas 
Deptford in Kent to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Besolv'd 

That Capt Coram be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
the Vicar Church Wardens and Other Principal Lihabitants of the said 
Parish for their trouble in collecting. 

Read a Letter from M' Samuel Eveleigh from Charles Town South 
Carolina dated May the 18**» 1733. 
Ordered 

That a Letter of thanks be sent to the said M' Eveleigh. 

Receiv'd from M' Mount and M' Page two hundred and fifty Copies 
of the Annual Account of the Trustees stitch'd in blew Paper. The 
Paper and Printing thereof being their Bene&ction. 

Examin'd Several Persons Who oflTer'd themselves to go to Georgia 
and entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd. 



182 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Angost the l*" 1733. 

Preeent 
M' Laroche President 
M' Frederick 
M' L'apoetre 
M' Hucks 
!> Hales 
jy Bundj 
Lord Percival 
M' Vernon 
M' Geo. Heathoote 
I M' Thomas Tower. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation Which has hitherto been used be 
broke. 

Which was broke accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the new Seal be used in the room thereof. 
Bead a Letter of Attorney for receiving of the Treasury the ten 
thousand Pounds granted by Parliament 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affixed to the said Letter of At- 
torney. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Letter of Attorney. 
M' Tower acquainted the Board that Mess" Tibbalds Timber Mer- 
chants had given a Model of a Saw Mill for the Benefit of the Colony 
of Georgia. 
KesolVd 

That M' Tower be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
fame. 

Received ^of IK Houston One Pound One Shilling the Consideration 
Money mentioned in the Grant of Patrick Houston. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 138 

Palace Court 

Wednesday August the 8"^ 1733 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M' Hucks 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings, the 
Consideration Money mention'd in the Grants of M' Patrick Houston 
and M' George Moore. 

Bead a Letter from M' Oglethorpe with Articles of a Treaty with the 
Indians. 

The Trustees delivered the three Keys of the Box (wherein the Seal is 
incWd) to M' L'apostre M' Vernon and M' Thomas Tower. 

Examin'd Several Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Georgia and 
enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd. 

M' Thomas Tower's Chambers laner Temple. 

Saturday August the 11*^ 1733 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre. 

Bead a Memorial from the Trustees to the Lords Commissioners of the 
Treasury for the ten thousand Pounds granted by Parliament to be 
issued without the Deduction of Six pence in the Pound. 

Which was approved of. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the said Memorial. 

Adjourn'd. 



184 COLONIAL RECORDS. ^ ^ 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Aogost the 16*^ 1733 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith. 

Bead the Translation of a Letter in High Dutch from the Rev' M' 
Urlsperger to M' Newman dated Augsburg the 10** of August 1733 re- 
lating to an Embarkation of Saltzburghers. 

Examin'd Some Persons Who offered themselves to go to (Georgia 
and entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Friday August the IT^ 1733 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten thousand Pounds paid in by 
M' Harman Verelst being so much he received at the Exchequer by 
Letter of Attorney made to him, and in pursuance of a Clause in an Act 
of the last Session of Parliament for enabling his Majesty to issue the 
said Sum to the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in 
America, out of the Monies arisen by the sale of the Lands in the Is- 
land of S* Christophers, to be applied towards defraying the Charges of 
carrying over and settling Foreign and Other Protestants in the said 
Colony of Georgia. Of Which the Net Money arising frt)m the said 
Issue amounts to Nine thousand four hundred and Ninety two Pounds 
two Shillings and Six Pence. The Six Pence in the Pound for the Civil 
List, and the Fees at the Treasury and Exchequer on the said ten thou- 
sand Pounds amounting to five hundred and Seven Pounds, Seventeen 
Shillings and Six Pence was remitted by the Lords Commissioners of his 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 186 

Majeety's Treasury and the several Officers of the Treasury and Ex- 
chequer in r^;ard the same was given in Charity for a National Benefit. 
Viz^ two hundred and fifty Pounds the Deduction of Six Pence in the 
Pound ; Seven Pounds three Shillings and Six Pence the Fees at the 
Treasury ; thirty Seven Pounds Seventeen Shillings the Fees at the Of- 
fice of the Clerk of the Pells ; Sixty two Pounds Seventeen Shillings 
the Fees at the Office of the Auditor of the Receipt of his Majesty's Ex- 
chequer ; and One hundred and fifty Pounds die Fees at the Teller's 
Office. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August the 22^ 1733 

Present 
M' Hucks President 
M' Thomas Tower 
D' Hales 
Capt Coram 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

M' Coates and M' Smith who were concem'd in the Copartnership for 
making Potashes attended and deliver'd up the Grant of twelve hundred 
Acres Which was formerly given to Reyner and Others with the Dupli- 
cate thereof to the Trustees. 

Examin'd Several Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Georgia 
and enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd. 



136 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August the 29"^ 1733 

Present 
M' Vernon Plresident 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' George Heathcote 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
S' John Oonson. 

Seceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Seven Pounds Seventeen Shillings 
and Six Pence Collected by the Rev* D' Robert Warren in the Parish of 
S' Mary Stratford Middlesex to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

The Persons design'd for the next Embarkation attended and sign'd 
the Articles. 

Capt Yoakley attended with a Parcel from M' Oglethorpe of Fins 
and Other Curiosities, and acquainted the Board that he had brought 
with him two Barrels of Rice and One Barrel of Skins on the Trustees 
Account. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday September the 6*^ 1733 

Present 
ly Hales President. 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M^ More 
M' Hucks 

M' Piggot attended and petition'd against Robert Smith Jun' of Roth- 
erhith going to Georgia, he being bound with him for the payment of 
thirty Pounds. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to Capt. Wood not to admit the said Robert 
Smith on Board his Ship. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 187 

Orfer'd 

That John Coates do not go till he has satisfied Michael Elstone for a 
Debt due to him. 

Examin'd Several Persons Who ofier'd themselves to go to Georgia 
and enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday September the 12^ 1733. 

Present 
M'L'apostre President. 
M^ Vernon 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Burton 
S' John Oonson. 

Received of M' Peter Noailles fourteen Pounds for the Passage of 
Peter Morell his Wife two Children and a Maid Servant to Georgia, 
and a further Sum of twelve Pounds towards the maintenance of the 
said Persons in Georgia for One Year. 

A Letter from M' Henry Newman to the Rev* M^ Urkperger at Augs- 
burg relating to the Establishment of the Saltzburghers in Georgia was 
read and approved of. 

A Power for the Rev* M' Urlsperger to collect a proper Number of 
Foreign Protestants to be settled in Georgia was read and approVd of. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same, and that the 
Secretary do countersign it. 

Listructions to the Rev* M' Samuel Urlsperger (to be annex'd to the 
said Power) were read and approved of. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

M' Vernon reported from the Society for propagating Christian Knowl- 
edge that they agreed to defray the Expence of the Saltzburghers and 
other Emigrants in their Journey from Germany to Rotterdam and to 
support a Minister and Catechist if the said Saltzburgers and Other Emi- 
grants be settled together in One Town ; But if they shall be settled at 



188 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

such a Distance as One Minister cannot conveniently attend them, tben 

the Society will maintain two Ministers and two Catechists. 

Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Oglethorpe to put Pierre Rodolph Morell 
under Christie's Orant if possible ; Or to set him out fifty Acres, for 
Which a particular Orant must be made. 

Examin'd Several Persons Who offered themselves to go to Georgia and 
entered their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday September the 19"^ 1733. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Frederick 
M^ L'apoetre 
M' Smith 
S' John Gonson. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by the Rev' 
M' Burton being the Benefaction of the Rev"* M' Benjamin Slocock, 
for the Religious Uses of the Colony. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Six Pounds the Bene- 
faction of M' Peter Noailles to be applied as directed by the last Minutes. 

Receiv'd by the Hands of M' Vernon five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of Lancelot Burton Esq' for the Religious Uses of the 
Colony. 

M' Smith moved for a Commission for the Rev' D' Berriman, the 
Church Wardens And Other principal Inhabitants of 8* Andrews Under- 
shaft to take Subscriptions and to collect Money for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Receiv'd a Neurembergh Medal in Memory of the Saltzburgh Emi- 
gration in a Silver Box the Benefaction of M' Vernon. 

A Petition to the King for his Instructions to his Minister at Vienna 
to sollicit the Emperor to induce the Magistrates of Augsburgh to admit 
the Georgian Colonists into their City with Liberty to continue there till 
there is a sufficient Number to set out together was read and approVd of. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 189 

Ordered 

That the Secretary do rign the said Petition. 

Examined Several Persons Who offer'd themselves to go to Oeorgia and 
entered their Names for further Consideration 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday September the 26^ 1733 

Present 
D" Hales President 
M' Vernon 
M' Hucks 
M' Smith. 

Seceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five pounds five Shillings the 
Bene&ction of Lancelot Burton Esq' for the religious Uses of the Colony. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Nine pounds Seven Shillings 
and One Penny collected by the Rev"* M' James Bate in the Parish of & 
Pauls Deptford to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received of M' Samuel Ward by the hands of M' Martyn five Pounds 
to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

M' Vernon acquainted the Board that Lady Elizabeth Hastings had 
given ten Guineas for the Religious Uses of the Colony. 

M' Smith acquainted the Board that the said Lady Elizabeth Hastings 
had given a further Sum of ten Guineas for the Religious Uses of the 
Colony. 
Resolved 

That M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
said Benefactions 

M' Vernon produced Copies of Letters firom the Rev* M' Urlsperger 
to M' Newman acquainting him with several Obstacles thrown in the 
Way of the Saltzburghers coming over by the Popish Part of the Mag- 
istracy of Augsburgh ; That the Number ready to embark is at present 
but Forty One, and that Many of these object to their going to America ; 
And that there seems but little Likelihood of increasing the Number. 
Resolved 

That M' Vernon be desired to procure Letters to be writ to M' Url- 
tperger to send over the said Forty One Saltzburghers immediately, or 



140 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

as many of them as are willing to come ; Being aaeured that their Re- 
ception in Georgia will encourage Others to follow them ; And that M' 
Urlsperger be desired to dismiss such as are unwilling to embark. To 
acquaint him that an Application has been made to his Majesty to send 
Instructions to his Minister at Vienna, to apply to the Imperial Court, 
that the Popish Magistrates at Augsburgh may be induced to consent, 
that the Georgian Colonists may be admitted into their City. 

Adjoum'd 

Palace Court 

Wednesday October the 3* 1733 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M^ L'apostre President 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 

Seal'd a Commission for the Rev"* !> Berriman the Church Wardens 
and the Gentlemen of the Vestry of the Parish of S^ Andrews Under- 
shaft London or any three or more of them to take Subscriptions and 
collect Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of M' William Elphinston twenty Pounds to be applied to 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Examined John Scott Who offered himself to go to Georgia and enter'd 
his Name for further Consideration 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday October the 10*^ 1733 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hucks 
M' Chandler 
M' Smith. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds paid into the Bank 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 141 

bj M' Martyn towards the Passage to and MainteDanoe in Georgia of 
Samuel Ward. 

Beceiy'd a Beoeipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds for the Passage 
to and Maintenance in Georgia of William Elphinston and his Wife. 

Beceiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid into the Bank 
by M' William TUlard the Benefaction of M' Francis Huysh of Chy- 
thysden to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Beceiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for four Pounds four shillings paid 
by the Bey^ M' Burton the Benefaction of an Unknown Person to be ap- 
plied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Beceiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings paid 
into the Bank by the Bey^ M' Smith the Benefaction of Lady Elizabeth 
Hastings for the Beligious Uses of the Colony. 

Beceiy'd of his Grace the Duke of Kent twenty Pounds, Whereof ten 
Pounds to be applied towards the Passage to and Maintenance in (Geor- 
gia of William Johnson Dalmas, and the Other ten Pounds to be sent in 
Necessaries to Him. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to Goyemor Johnson acknowledging the Beceipt 
of his of July 28"^ 1733, thanking him for his Good Offices, and desir- 
ing the Continuance of them, which will be so much wanted when M' 
Oglethorpe returns home to England. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to M' Oglethorpe that he may expect Sixty 
Saltzburghers yery soon ; That he is desired to settle them as near as he 
can conyeniently together, that they may haye the Benefit of their Ger- 
man Minister, That he be acquainted with the Behayiour of M' Wise, 
and desired to send him back with his Baggage to England at the Ex- 
pence of the Trustees ; and that the Trustees want to be informed how 
the People, that haye been sent, are subsisted in Georgia 

Adjoum'd. 



142 COLON 1A.L RECORDS. 

Palace Court 
Wednesday October the 17*^ 1733. 

Preeent 
M' Hacks Premdent 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid by his 
Orace the Duke of Kent to be applied as directed by the Minutes of 
Oct' 10*^ Instant 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid by Bobert 
Hume Esq' for the Company of Apothecaries for the improvement of 
Botany and Agriculture. 

Beceiv'd twelve Sermons, call'd, the Divine Mission of Oospel Minis- 
ters by the Bev' M' Philip Stubs Bector of S' James's Oarlick Hyth 
London as his Benefaction. 

M' Anderson deliver'd a Letter from M' John Child of Thames Street 
with an offer of Butter and Cheese or Bacon to the Value of twenty 
Pounds for the next Embarkation. 
Besolved 

That M' Anderson be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
M' Child for his said Offer. 

Bead an Extract of a Private Letter from Gov' Johnson. 

M' Christopher Ortman attended and proposed to go over to Georgia 
as School Master and Parish Clerk to the Saltzburghers. 

Adjoum'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 143 

Palace Court 

Thuraday October the 18* 1733 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Chandler 
M' L'apostre 
D' Bundy 
]> Hales 
M' Frederick 
M' Hucks 
M' Smith 

M' Vernon reported the Master taken on Board the Savanah Captain 
Wood September the 11^^ 1733 to be thirty Seven Men, thirty Women, 
thirty four Boys, and twenty Seven Oirls piaking Ninety four and a half 
Heads of Freight. 

M^ Vernon reported the Muster taken on Shore at Oravesend as ^ 
Certificate dated September 21*' 1733 on Board the London Merchant 
Captain Thomas to be two Men, two Women, One Boy, making five 
Heads of Freight. 

M' Vernon reported the Muster taken on Board the James Captain 
Yoakley September 28**^ 1733 to be twenty One Men, Nine Women, 
Eight Boys, and twelve Girls, making forty. One third Heads of Freight, 
of Which John Flutter and Witherell Smith missing at the Hope. 

Bead a Deed Establishing a Village by the Name of Thorpe to be part 
of the Precincts of the Town of Savanah, and within the Jurisdiction 
of the Town Court thereof. 

Beceiv'd of D' Houston three Pounds three Shillings the Considera- 
tion Money mentioned in the three Several Grants to John Bailie, Andrew 
Grant, and Patrick Tailfer. 

Beceiv'd of M' William Sale One Pound, One Shilling, the Consider- 
ation money mention'd in his Grant. 

Beceiv'd of M' William Terry One Pound, One Shilling, the Consid- 
eration Money mention'd in his Grant. 

Adjoum'd. 



144 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday October the 24"^ 1733. 

Present 
Earl Egmont President 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith. 

Beeeiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Fifty Ponnds given by an Un- 
known Person by the Hands of M' John Hollister to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for three Pounds three Shillings, 
the Consideration Money mention*d in the three Several Grants of John 
Bailie Andrew Grant, and Patrick Tailfer paid by ly Houston. 

Beeeiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings, the 
Consideration Money mention'd in the Grants of William Sale, and 
William Terry. 
Order'd 

That a Commission be prepared for the Rector, Church Wardens and 
Gentlemen of the two United Parishes of 8* Alban Woodstreet and S* 
Olave Silver street. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday October the 31* 1733 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

Present 
D' Bundy President 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
Earl Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Smith. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Rector Church Wardens and Gentlemen 
of the two United Parishes of S' Alban Wood street and & Olave Silver 



COLONIAL RECOEDa 146 

Street or Anj three or more of them to take Subscriptions and collect 
Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Read Several Letters relating to the Embarkation of the Saltz- 
burgbers. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' the 7"* 1733 

Present 
M' More President 
M' Vernon 
jy Bundy 
Capt Coram 
M' Smith 

Read Some Letters relating to the Embarkation of the Saltzburghers, 
recommending at the same time Several Piemontese to be sent to Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday November the 21'* 1733 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
M' Tho- Tower 
M' Vernon 
Lord Carpenter ] 
W L'apoetre 
M' Holland 
M' Geo. Heathcote 
M' Chandler 
M' Hucks 
D' Hales 
M'Page 
' M' Smith 

Capt. Coram 

Read a Letter from the R' Hon^** Lord Harrington Secretary of State, 

[10 c. r., V. 1.] 



146 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

with an Extract of a Letter from M' Titley (EUb Majeety's Resident at 
Denmark,) with a proposal relating to a Hundred Families in Germany 
going to settle in (xeorgia, and their Desire to know the Terms usually 
granted by the Trustees. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do draw up an Account of the same. 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by Eklward 
Bush to be applied towards sending him to Georgia. 

Bec^y'd a Beceipt from the Bank for three Pounds Eight Shillings 
and Six Pence being the Collection made in the Parish of &" Olave Sil- 
ver Street to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for fifteen Pounds five Shillings be- 
ing the Collection made in the Parish of S' Albans Woodstreet to be 
applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Besolved 

That the Bev' M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees 
to the Bector and Church Wardens of the said Parishes. 

Examined Several Persons Who ofi'er*d themselves to go to Georgia and 
enter'd their Names for further Consideration. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Saturday December the 1** 1733 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Tho' Tower 
Alderman Kendal 
M^ Laroche 
D' Bundy 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 

M' Smith delivered an Account of the Collections made in the Parish 
of S* Andrews Undershaf t by D' Berriman the Bector, and Mess" John 
South and Samuel Southouse Church Wardens amounting to Sixty two 
Pounds four Shillings to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 147 

Resolved 

That Alderman Kendal and the Rev^ M' Smith be desired to return 
the thanks of the Trustees to the said Gentlemen. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent recommending Thomas Trip of Greek Street 
Soho Carpenter for fifty Acres in consideration of his paying ten Pounds 
towards his Passage and maintenance. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 
Saturday December the 8"* 1733 

Present 
D' Bundy President 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Holland 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Sixty two Pounds four Shillings 
being the Collection made by the Rector and Church Wardens of the 
Parish of S' Andrews Undershaf t to be applied to the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Receiv'd ten Pounds from Thomas Trip to be applied towards his 
Passage and Maintenance in Georgia. 

Read a Letter from M^ D Wolters at Rotterdam with a Petition of 
Jean Lovis^Poyas Vaudois to be sent over to Georgia with Several of 
the Piemontese. 
Resolved 

That D' Bundy be desired to acknowledge the Receipt of M' Wolters 
Letter, and to acquaint him with the Concurrence of the Trustees with 
the Contents of the said Petition. 

Adjourn'd. 



148 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Saturday December the 15**^ 1733 

At a Meeting of Trustees assembled bj Summons. 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M^ Tho' Tower 
M' Holland 
D' Bundy 
M' Frederick 
D' Hales 
M' Smith. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid by Tho' Trip 
to be applied towards his Passage <&c. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for thirteen Shillings being a fur- 
ther Collection in the Parish of S^ John's Westminster to be applied to 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Rector and Church Wardens of the two 
United Parishes of 8* Anthony and S^ John Baptist London for taking 
Subscriptions and collecting Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Minister and Church Wardens and Li- 
habitants of the two United Parbhes of S' Swithin and S' Mary Bothaw 
for the said Purposes. 

M' Holland moved for a Commission for S^ Edward Mansel Baronet 
for the said Purposes. 

Order'd accordingly. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 149 

Palace Court 

Saturday December 22** 1733 

At a Meeting of Trustees assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M' Digby President 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
D' Bundy 
M' Frederick 
M' Hucks 
M' Smith. 

Receiv'd of John Thorold Esq' by the hands of M' Vernon two 
Pounds two Shillings his Benefaction to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Se^'d a Commission to the Minister and Church Wardens of the two 
United Parishes of S' Lawrence Jewry and S* Mary Magdalen Milk 
Street or any three of them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies for 
the Purposes of the Charter 

Seal'd a Commission to the Minister and Church Wardens of the two 
United Parishes of &" Augustin and S' Faith London or any three of 
them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Minister and Church Wardens of the two 
United Parishes of S' Clement near East Cheap and S' Martin Orgars 
London or any three of them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies for 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission to S' Edward Mansel Bar* to take Subscriptions 
and collect Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do wait on Mess" Alv;aro Lopez Suasso, Francis 
Salvador Jun' and Anthony Da Costa with the following Message in 
writing 

Whereas a Message dated Jan'^ 31" 173f was sent for the Redelivery 
of their Commissions, with Which they did not think proper to comply, 
and Which on the said Refusal were vacated by the Trustees : And 
Whereas the Trustees are informed that by Monies rais'd by Virtue of 



150 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

their GommisBions, (Which Monies ought to have been transmitted to 
the Trustees) Certain Jews have been sent to Greorgia contrary to the 
intentions of the Trustees, and Which may be of ill consequence to the 
Colony ; The Trustees do hereby require the said Mess" Alvaro Lopez 
Suasso Francis Salvador Jun^ and Anthony Da Costa immediately to 
redeliver to M' Martyn their Sec*^ the said Commissions, and to render 
an Account in Writing to the Trustees of what Monies have been raised 
by Virtue thereof ; And if they refuse to comply with this Demand, 
that then the Trustees will think Themselves oblig'd not only to advertise 
the World of the Demand and Refusal of the said Commissions and Ac- 
count, and of the Misapplication beforemention'd, in order to prevent 
any further impositions on his Majesty's Subjects under pretence of an 
Authority granted by those Vacated Commissions, but likewise to re- 
cover those Commissions, and demand an Account of the Monies col- 
lected in such Manner as their Council shall advise. 

Adjourn'd 

Palace Court 

Saturday December 29 1733 

At a Meeting of Trustees assembled by Summons 

Present 
M' Heatbcote President 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Vernon 
M"^ L'apostre 
D' Bundy 
M' Digby 
Earl of Egmont 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings paid 
by M' Vernon the Benefaction of John Thorold Esq^ to be applied to 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Sealed a Commission to the Minister and Church Wardens of the 
Parish of S^ Mary Aldermanbury London or any two of them to take 
Subscriptions, and collect Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 151 

Seal'd a Commifision to the Minister and Church Wardens of the two 
United Parishes of S^ Edmund the King and S^ Nicolas Aeons London 
or Anj three of them to take Subscriptions and collect Monies for the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Saturday Jan'^ 5*»» 173f 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' White 
D' Bundy 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of Brooke Bridges Esq' to be applied to the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration Money mentioned in the Grant of Nathaniel Polhill. 

Read a Letter from Mess" Alvaro Lopez Suasso, Francis Salvador 
Jun% and Anthony Da Costa in Answer to the Message in Writing of 
December 22. 1733 delivered to them by the Secretary. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do wait on Mess" Alvaro Lopez Suasso, Francis 
Salvador Jun', and Anthony Da Costa with the following Message in 
Writing. 

The Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America hav- 
ing received a Letter from Mess" Alvaro Lopez Suasso Francis Salvador 
Jun% and Anthony Da Costa in Answer to a Message sent for their Com- 
missions ; Which Letter do's not appear satisfactory to the said Trustees ; 
They think Themselves oblig'd not only to insist on the Redelivery of 
their Commissions ; But as they conceive the settling of Jews in Georgia 



162 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

will be prejudicial to the Colony, and as Some have been sent without 
the knowledge of the Trustees, the Trustees do likewise require that the 
said Mess" Alvaro Lopez Suasso, Francis Salvador Jun^, and Anthony 
Da Costa, or Whoever else may have been concem'd in sending them 
over, do use their Endeavors, that the said Jews be removed from the 
Colony of Georgia, as the best and only Satisfaction they can give to 
the Trustees, for such an Lidignity offer'd to Gentlemen acting under his 
Majesty's Charter. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Saturday Jan^^ 12"' 173J 

Present 
S' WiUiam Heathcote President 
M' Digby 
D' Bundy 
M' Burton 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for fifteen Pounds and Six Pence 
being the Collection made in the United Parishes of S^ Martin's Orgars 
and S^ Clement East Cheap to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd by the hands of M' Burton two Pounds two Shillings the 
Benefaction of the Rev"* M' Thomas Archer for the Religious Uses of the 
Colony. 

M' Burton acquainted the Board that a Gentleman Who desires to be 
Unknown had offer'd to give ten Pounds ^ Ann for the Maintenance of 
a Catecbist in Georgia during his Life. 
Resolved 

That W Burton be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to the 
said Gentleman. 

Capt. Coram delivered the Articles of Embarkation sign'd by the Saltz- 
burghers at Dover. 

Capt. Coram reported the Muster taken on Board the Purisburgh Capt. 
Fry at Dover to be Seventy three Persons making 59^ Heads of freight 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 153 



Palace Court 

Saturday Jan^' 19 173f 

Present 
M' White President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M^ More 

& WiUiam Heathcote 
M' Digby 
M' Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hucks 
D' Bundy 
M' Laroche 
M' Chandler 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings the 
Benefaction of the Rev^ M' Thomas Archer for the Religious Uses of the 
Colony. 

The Secretary acquainted the Board that pursuant to their Order of 
Jan'^ 6"" Listant he had waited on Mess" Alvaro Lopez Suasso Francis 
Salvador Jun' and Anthony Dd Costa, and left with them the Message 
of the Trustees in Writing, and that he had received the Commissions 
formerly given to them ; And then he deliverd the said Commissions to 
the Board. 
Resolved 

That the said Commissions be laid by and the further Consideration 
of this Affair be postponed till M^ Oglethorpe comes home. 

Received by the hands of Richard Elliot Esq' five Pounds five Shil- 
lings the Benefaction of John Glanville Esq' to be applied to the Pur- 
poses of the Charter. 
Resolved 

That M' Laroche be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
M' Glanville for the said Benefaction. 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty two Pounds Eighteen 



154 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

ShilliDgs being the Collection made in the United Parishes of 8^ Swithin 
and S' Mary Bothaw London to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Resolved 

That M' Alderman Kendal and M^ Smith be desired to return the 
thanks of the Trustees to the Church Wardens of the eaid Parishes for 
their trouble in making the said Collection 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan^^ 23* 173| 

Present 
D' Bundy President 
M'More 
M' Hucks 
M' Sloper 

M' Christopher Tower 
Alderman Kendal 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
S' W" Heathcote 
M' Laroche 
M' White 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of John Glanville Esq' to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 156 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan'' 30"^ 173f 

Present 
M' Tower President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' More 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Capt. Coram. 

Receiv'd of D' Houston three Pounds three Shillings the Considera- 
tion Money mentioned in the three Several Grants of Land to James 
Houston, Hugh Stirling, and William Stirling to be applied to the Pur- 
poses of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of M' Joseph Wardrope One Pound One Shilling the Con- 
sideration Money mention'd in the Grant of Land to the said Joseph 
Wardrope. 

Adjourn'd. 



166 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'' 6*^ 173| 

At a Meeting of Trustees assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M' Hucks President 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 
M^ White 
D' Bundy 
M' Holland 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Christopher Tower 
Capt Coram 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for three Pounds three Shillings 
the Consideration Money mention'd in the Grants of James Houston 
Hugh Stirling and Will. Stirling. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration Money mention'd in the Grant of Joseph Wardrope. 

Received by the Hands of Lord Tyrconnel ten Pounds ten Shillings 
the Benefaction of M^ Day to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter 
Resolved 

That Lord Tyrconnel be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees 
to M^ Day for his said Benefaction. 
Order'd 

That Circular Letters be sent to the Trustees to give them Notice of 
the Anniversary Meeting on Thursday March 21** 173f at the Vestry 
Room of the Church of S* Bride's. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rector and Church Wardens of the Parish 
of S* George's Hannover Square or Any two of them to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourn'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 157 

Palace Court 

Friday Feb-^ 8"^ 173| 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
M'More 

M' Thomas Tower 
M^ White 
M' G Heathcote 
M^ Digby 
M' Sloper 
M' L'apostre 
D' Bundy 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Carpenter 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Hucks. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of M' William Day. 

Receiv'd of the Church Wardens of the Parish of S' Austin's four 
Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Six Pence, and of the Church Wardens 
of the Parish of S' Faith Six Pounds Seven Shillings and Six Pence, 
being the Collections made in the said Parishes to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

A Motion being made that a Committee of Correspondence be 
appointed 

Refer'd it to the Consideration of the next Board. 

Adjoum'd. 



158 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Monday Feb'^ 11»»^ 173f 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President, 
Earl of Egmont 
M' White 
M'More 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon. 

Read the Minutes of February 6*^ 173| and agreed to some Amend- 
ments. 
Resolved 

That Lord Vise* Tyrconnel, Thomas Tower Robert More Robert 
Hucks John Laroche James Vernon John White George Heathcote 
Richard Chandler Thomas Frederick Henry L'apostre Esq" and 1> 
Bundy Or any three of them be a Committee of , Correspondence And 
that it be refer'd to them to inspect all Letters directed to this Board ; 
And prepare Draughts of Letters to be laid before the next Board of 
Common Council or Trustees for their Approbation ; And that the 
Secretary Accomptant or the Messenger do bring to One of the Commit- 
tee all Letters that shall concern the Trust as soon as they come to their 
Hands in Order to be open'd. And That the said Committee shall have 
power to direct the Summoning of a Common CouncO, or a Meeting of 
Trustees When they shall think proper 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 16» 



Palace Court 

Wednesday February 13**" 173| 

Present 
8' William Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' White 
M' Digby 
M' Laroche 
M' Hucks 
D' Bundy 
M' Tower 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

M' Smith acquainted the Board that the Rev^ D' Best of 8* Lawrence 
Jewry had preach'd and printed a Sermon to recommend the Charity of 
Establishing the Colony of Georgia, and had promoted a Collection for 
the same. 
Eesolved 

That the Rev^ M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trus- 
tees to the said I> Best. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday February 20*^ 173f 

Present 
I> Bundy President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyles 

M' Christopher Tower 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 



160 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Received a Beceipt from the Bank for Eleven Pounds Six Shillings 
being the Collections made in the United Parishes of &• Austin and 
8' Faith. 

Beceiv'd of the Bev^ M' Burton ten Pounds being the first Annual 
Payment of the Money proposed Jan'^ 30**" 173f by an Unknown Bene- 
factor for the Endowment of a Catechist. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for ten Pounds the Benefaction of 
an Unknown Person to be applied towards the support of the Saltz- 
burghers in Georgia by the hands of the Bev* M' Venn. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds being the second 
Annual Payment of S' Hans Sloane for the improvement of Botany 
and Agriculture. * 

The Earl of Egmont acquainted the Board that S' Francis Bathurst 
was desirous of going over to Georgia with several Servants. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council. 
Besolved 

That the Secretary do wait on the Bev"^ D' Bundle with the thanks of 
the Trustees for his Excellent Sermon preach'd on Sunday the 17*^ In- 
stant at S^ George's Hannover Square for promoting the Charity of Es- 
tablishing the Colony of Georgia. 

D^ Bundy acquainted the Board that he had receiv'd an Account from 
D' Bettesworth Dean of the Arches of a Legacy left in some Will to be 
applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary or Accomptant do search at D" Commons for an 
Account of the said Legacy. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 161 

Palace Court 

Wednesday February 27"^ 173| 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' More 
M' Holland 
M' Christopher Tower 
M' Thomas Tower 
D' Bundy 
M^ Sloper 
M' Vernon 
M' Page 

Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' White 
M' L'apostre 
M' Digby 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Hucks 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram. 

Received a Receipt frpm the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by the Rev'' 
M' Burton towards the Endowment of a Catechist in Georgia. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Sixty Six Pounds nineteen Shil- 
lings being the Collection made in the United Parishes of S^ Edmond 
the King and &" Nicolas Aeons to be applied to the Purposes of the 
Charter. 
Resolved 

That Alderman Kendal and M' Smith be desired to return the thanks 
of the Trustees to the Ministers and Church Wardens of the said Parishes. 

ReceiVd by the Hands of Lord Vise' Tyrconnel two hundred twenty 
five Pounds two Shillings and Six Pence collected in the Parish of S' 
George's Hannover Square to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Minister and Church Wardens of S* Olave 

[11 c. r., V. 1.] 



162 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

in Hart street London or any two of them to take Subscriptions and 
collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Minister and Church Wardens of Alhal- 
lows Lombard Street or Any two of them to take Subscriptions and col- 
lect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March the 6** 173f 

At a Meeting of Trustees assembled by Summons 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' More 
D' Buudy 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Belitha 
M' Eyles 
M^ White 
M' Holland 
M' Digby 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two hundred twenty five Pounds 
two Shillings and Six Pence being part of the Collection made in the 
Parish of S* George's Hannover Square. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling being 
the Consideration Money mention'd in the Orant of James Haselfoot to 
be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Rec^iv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Six Pounds Six Shillings being 
the Benefaction of the Duke of Kent for the Use of William Johnson 
Dalmass in Georgia. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 163 

Resolved 

That it be a By Law of this Corporation that all Electiona of Trustees 
Common Council Men and Officers be determined by Ballot. 
Resolved 

That it be a By Law of this Corporation that Any Two of the Mem- 
bers m&y demand a Ballot for any Question. 
Resolved 

That it be a By Law of this Corporation That any Member Who ob- 
jects to any Question at the Board may enter his Dissent in Writing 
giving his Reasons himself for so doings provided such Dissent be enter'd 
within a Week 

Seal'd a Commission for the Rector and Church Wardens of the Parish 
of S' James's Garlick Hyth or Any two of them to take Subscriptions 
and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received by the Hands of Lord Vise* Tyrconnel twenty One Pounds 
ten Shillings and Six Pence being a further Collection made in the Parish 
of S' George's Hannover Square. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March IS*** 173f 

At fl Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons 

Present 
M' More President 
Earl of Egmont 
M^ White 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hucks 
D' Bundy 
Lord Tyrconnel 

Earl of Shaftesbury \ 

W Frederick 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram i 



164 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Agreed to an Amendment in the Minutes of March 6"" 173f . 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds the Benefaction of 
the Earl of Derby for the improvement of Botany and Agriculture. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty One Pounds ten Shil- 
lings and Six Pence being the further Collection made in the Church 
of S' George's Hannover Square. 
Resolv'd 

That the Earl of Shaftesbury Lord Tyrconnel M' More M' Hucks and 
M' Frederick be desired to draw up a Representation to the Lords Comm" 
of his Majesty's Treasury in favor of the Secretary and Accountant 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Board of Common Council to take 
into consideration, That Where there shall be a failure of Heirs Male to 
inherit Lands in Georgia, the Trustees should regrant those Lands to the 
Husband of an Heiress or Legatee who shall go and abide there. 

SeaFd a Commission to the Rev** D' Edward Vernon Rector and the 
Churchwardens of the Parish of S' George Bloomsbury, or any two of 
them to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the purposes of the 
Charter. 

Adjoum'd to Thursday 21"' Instant at the 
Vestry Room of S* Bride's at 9 o'clock. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 165 

Vestry Room of S' Bride's Church 

Thursday March 21" 173| 

Present 
M' Hucks President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
8' William Heathcote 
M' Heathcote 
M' T. Tower 
D' Hales 
M' Digby 
M' Laroche 
M' Holland 
D' Bundy 
M' Belitha 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram 
M' White 
M' Burton 
M' Vernon. 

Received of M' Belitha the Sum of ten Pounds ten Shillings his Ben- 
efaction to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received by the hands of the Secretary twenty Pounds the Benefaction 
of the Rev* D' Rundle to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

The Secretary acquainted the Board that the said D"^ Rundle had 
promised to give the further Sum of twenty Pounds each Year for four 
Years successively to be applied to the said Purposes. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do return the thanks of the Trustees to the said 
D' Rundle. 

The Trustees under the Authority of the Charter proceeded to an 
Election of additional Trustees, and chose the Rev'* D' Rundle, the 
Hon'*** William Talbot E8q% Richard Coope Esq' William Woolaston 
Esq', Robert Eyre Esq', Thomas Archer Esq', Robert Tracy Esq', Henry 
Archer Esq', and Francis Woolaston Esq'. 

Adjourn'd to One o'Clock. 



166 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Present at the eame Place 

M' Holland President 

Earl of Egmont 

Lord Tyrconnel 

M' Laroche 

M' Digby 

M' Vernon 

M^ Belitha 

D' Bundy 

M' Burton 

M' Smith 

M' Chandler 

M' Bedford 

Capt Coram 

M' Anderson 

M' Tho' Tower 
Resolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to D' Hales for his Excel- 
lent Sermon, and that he be desired to print the same. 
Resolved 

That the following By Laws be established as By Laws of this Cor- 
poration. 

1" That all Elections of Trustees, Common Council Men and Officers 
be determined by Ballot. 

2*"^ That any Member Who dissents from any Resolution may enter his 
Dissent at the same Meeting in the following Words and no Other. Viz* 
I, A B, do dissent from the foregoing Resolution. 

The General Abstract of the Accompt of the Trustees read and Order'd 
to be enter'd. 

Adjoura'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 167 



Palace Court 

Wedneeday March 2T^ 1734 

At a Meeting of Trustees assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 
M^ L'apostre 
D' Bundy 
M' Bedford 
M' C. Tower 
M' T. Tower 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Smith 
I> Hales 
M' Belitha 
M' Burton 
M' W" Woolaston 
M' White 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Alderman Kendal 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Eyles. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds the Benefaction 
of the Rev* I> Rundle to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of M' Belitha to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Shillings and Six Pence 
the Consideration Money mentioned in the Grant of M' William Bate- 
man to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of the Rev* D* Bundy five Pounds being his two first half 
yearly Payments to be applied to the Religious Uses of the Colony. 

Receiv'd of the Rev* M' Richard Venn and M' Abraham Jordon 
Church Warden thirty four Pouuds five Shillings and Six Pence, being 
the Collection made in the United Parishes of S^ Antholin, and S^ John 
Baptist to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter 



168 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

SeaI'd a Commission to the Bishop of Carlisle Rector, and the Church 
Wardens of the Parish of S' Peter Cornhill or Any two of them to take 
Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 3* 1734. 

At a Meeting of Trustees assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
D' Rundle 
M' L'apostre 
M' Eyre 
M' Tho* Tower 
D' Bundy 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of the Trustees of M' Oley by the hands of M' William 
Greaves for the purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for thirty four Pounds five Shillings 
and Six Pence being the Collections made in the United Parishes of S' 
Autholin and S^ John Baptist for the purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds the Benefaction of 
D' Bundy for the Religious Uses of the Colony. 

Receiv'd a Paper of Italian White Mulberry Seed the Benefaction of 
M' Philip Miller of Chelsea for the Use of the Colony. 

Receiv'd of M' Robert Walker five Pounds for the Passage of Andrew 
Walker to Georgia. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Minister and Church Wardens of the two 
United Parishes of S' Matthew Friday Street and S* Peter Cheap Lon- 
don or any two of them to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Minister and Church Wardens of the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 169 

Parish of S' Dionifl Back Church or Any two of them to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Saturday Aprill B*** 1734. 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
M' Vernon 
M^ Laroche 
M' Heathcote 
M' Tho- Tower 
M' Ch. Tower 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Digby 
Earl of Shaftesbury 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds the Benefaction 
of Robert Eyre Esq' to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

ReceivM a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds paid by Robert 
Walker towards the Passage and Maintenance of Andrew Walker in 
Georgia. 

Receiv'd some Letters from Ratisbon sign'd Christopborus Carol us 
Ludovicus de Pfeil. 

Refer'd them to the Committee of Correspondence. 

Adjourn'd. 



170 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday AprUl lO*** 1734 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

M' L'apostre President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
D' Bundle 

S' William Heathcote 
M^ Vernon 
D' Bundy 
M^ Smith 
M' Burton 

Received of the Rev* M' Burton two Pounds two Shillings the Bene- 
faction of an Unknown Person for the Religious Uses of the Colony. 

Received of M' John Olennison for thirty One Deer Skins weighing 
thirty Six Pounds and an half, four Pounds Eleven Shillings and three 
Pence and for thirty Eight damag'd Skins fifteen Shillings to be applied 
to the Purposes of the Charter. 

SeaFd a Commission for the Minister and Church Wardens of the 
Parish of S* Michael Cornhill or any two of them to take Subscriptions 
and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission for the Minister and Church Wardens of the 
Parish of S* Botolph Bishopsgate or any two of them to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Read a Letter from M' Richard Lowther at Rotterdam desiring to know 
What Encouragement the Trustees give to those Who go to Greorgia. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write an Answer to the said Letter. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Oglethorpe to inquire What is become of 
Robert and Richard Saunders Servants to Mess" Gough and to acquaint 
him that the Wife of Robert Saunders is willing to go to Georgia if her 
Husband is there. 

Received of M^ John Worthing ton, two Copies of Select Discourses by 
D' Worth ington in Sheets, Eighty Copies of a Treatise entitled a Sys- 
tem of Christian Doctrine in Sheets, and thirty of the said Treatises 
bound, his Benefaction for the Use of the Colony. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 171 

Palace Court 

Friday May 17**» 1734 

M' Frederick President 
M' W" Woolaeton 
M' Smith 
M^ Bedford 
Capt Coram 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Seventy One Pounds One Shil- 
ling and Six Pence being the Collection made in the United Parishes of 
S* Lawrence Jewry and S' Mary Magdalen Milk Street to be applied to 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings the 
Benefaction of an Unknown Person by the hands of M*^ Burton for the 
Religious Uses of the Colony. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds Six Shillings and 
three Pence being the Purchase Money for the Deer Skins sold by Order 
of the Common Council. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for thirty four Pounds the Benefac- 
tion of an Unknown Person to be applied to the Purposes of the Char- 
ter, paid in by the hands of M' Charles Corbett. 
Ref»olved 

That M^ Bedford be desired to acquaint the Society for promoting 
Christian Knowledge that the forty Vaudois Who are intended to be 
sent to Georgia are at present without any Subsistance in Holland, and 
incapable of supporting themselves till the proper time for carry ing them 
to Georgia, and that it will be absolutely inconvenient and unsafe to 
send them before August next. 

Adjourned. 



172 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 22* 1734. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Chandler 
M' Frederick 
D' Bundy 
M' Bedford 
Capt. Coram 
M' Hucks. 

M' Bedford reported from the Society for promoting Christian Knowl- 
edge, that they will take the Matters refer'd to them by the Trustees in 
consideration as soon as M' Vernon comes to Town. 

Read a Letter sign'd Johannes Georgius Altmannus with proposals for 
his conducting an Embarkation from Swisserland to Georgia. 
Resolved 

That an Answer be sent that the Conditions of the said Letter cannot 
be complied with. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday May 29«' i734 

Present 
M' T. Tower President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Hucks 
M^ Laroche 
M^ Chandler 
D' Bundy 
M' Frederick 
M' Page 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Sixty Pounds ten Shillings be- 
ing part of the Collection made iu the Parbh of S* George Bloomsbury 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 173 

by the Rev^ D' Edward Vernon Rector and the Rev* M' Edward Capper 
Lecturer to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd by the Hands of M' Hucks Seventeen Pounds two Shillings 
a further Part of the Collection made in the said Parish. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Friday June 7*^ 1734. 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
M' Frederick 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
D' Bundy 
M' T. Tower 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Heathcote 
W Smith 
M' Bedford 
Capt. Coram 

Receiv'd by the Hands of the Secretary fifty Pounds the Benefaction 
of Lord Tullamoore to be applied towards the Subsistance of the 
Vaudois, or otherwise as the Trustees may think proper. 
Resolved 

That the Secretary do return the thanks of the Trustees to his Lord- 
ship for his said Benefaction. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Nine Pounds two Shil- 
lings and Six Pence, being part of the Collection made in the Parish of 
S' George Bloomsbury 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Seventeen Pounds two Shillings 
part of the Collection made in the Parish of S* George Bloomsbury. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds the second 
Yearly payment of the Duke of Richmond for the improvement of 
Botany and Agriculture. 

Receiv'd three Sets of the new Testament with References the Bene- 
faction of the Author the Rev* M' Fox of Reading by the Hands of the 
Rev* M' Smith 



174 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for fourteen Pounds four Shillings 
aud ten pence paid in by M' John Glinn being the Collection made in 
the Parish of S' James's Gku*lick Hyth to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 
Resolved 

That the Rev* M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trus- 
tees to D' Astrey and the Church Wardens of the said Parish. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 19'*' 1734 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hucks 
M' Frederick 
iP Smith 

The four following Bank Receipts came to the Hands of the Accomp- 
tant since the last Board, and were exchang'd with the Bank the 10*^ 
Instant. Viz' One for twenty Six pounds ten Shillings and Six Pence 
paid in by the Minister and Church Warden of the Parish of S' Olave 
Hart Street. One for fifteen Pounds Sixteen Shillings paid in by M' 
Samuel Holmes Church Warden of S' Michael Cornhill. One for fifty 
Pounds the Benefaction of Lord Tullamoore. And another for forty Six 
Pounds, nineteen Shillings and two pence paid by George Heatheote 
Esq' to balance his Imprests. 

Read Several Letters from M' Oglethorpe and a Letter from M' Char- 
don with a Bill of Lading. 

Adjourned. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 175 

Palace Court 

Friday June 21-* 1734 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
M' Oglethorpe 
Earl of Egmont 
M' The' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M^ G. Heathcote 
M' Hacks 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Page 
M' L'apostre 
M' Eyre 
M' Frederick 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 
8' John Gonson 

Resolved Nemine Contradicente 

That the thanks of the Trustees be return'd to James Oglethorpe Esq' 
for the many and great Services he has done the Colony of Georgia. 

Received Seven Pounds One Shilling and Six Pence for two Barrels of 
Rice sold by Order of the Common Council. 

Adjourn'd. 



176 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 26"' 1734. 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Oglethorpe 
M*" Laroche 
M' Hucks 
M^ Heathcote 
M' Chandler 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Smith. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Seven pounds One Shilling and 
Six pence being the Purchase Money for the Rice. 

Receiv'd by the hands of the Rev^ M' Smith five Pounds five Shillings 
the Benefaction of Thomas Rogers Esq' to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter. 
Resolved 

That Ar Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
M' Rogers. 

Receiv'd by Capt. Yoakly a Case of Snakeroot being the Produce of 
Georgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 177 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 3* 1734. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Oglethorpe 
^M'Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Heathcote 
D' Hales 
M'Eyre 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford. 

M' Hacks acquainted the Board that He and M' Oglethorpe M'' 
Heathcote and M' Vernon had waited on the Lord Chancellor and pre- 
sented him the Annual Account. 

M' Vernon acquainted the Board that He and M' Oglethorpe and M*" 
Heathcote had attended the Master of the Rolls with the same. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of Thomas Rogers Esq^ 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds paid some 
time ago into the Bank by Edward Rennolds Esq' ExQCutor of Edward 
Adderly Esq^ 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do wait on Josiah Burchet Esq' and acquaint him 
with the Trustees Desire that the Lords of the Admiralty will order a 
discharge for James Wood Fore Mast Man on board the Princess Amelia 

Received twenty One P of Timber the growth of Georgia. 

The Indians being introduced, Tomochachoe the Chief spoke to the 
Board in the following Manner. 

That he had come over the great Seas to see England and the King, 
and for the Good of his Posterity, that they may be instructed in What 
is right and necessary for them ; That he do's not expect to live long, 
but hopes, When he is gone they and the English in his Country may 
live together in Peace. 

That he little thought of coming over not knowing how to trust the 

[12 c. r.,v.i.] 



178 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

People of Carolina, But as the Trustees have sent a Family to settle in 
his Country, and as M' Oglethorpe has always been good and just he 
readily trusted him 

When he was Young, he took delight in War and hunting, and did 
not mind the Instructions of the Old Men, to Which they must impute 
his Ignorance, but that Wiser Men may come, and in the mean time he 
will give the Kings of the Nation an Account of What he has seen, and 
how he has been treated by the Trustees , 

He concluded with saying. He has been preserved from all his Enemies 
by the Great One Above to see this happy Day. 

, Then the President made the following Answer. 

You have done very well to trust Your selves under M' Oglethorpe. The 
Trustees are very glad to see You. They will be Fathers to You, You shall 
receive from them all the kindness and security You can desire, and 
You are under a King, Who is good and gracious to all his People. The 
Trustees will endeavor to cement a strict Alliance and Friendship with 
You, Your Children shall be Ours, and Ours shall be Yours, And We 
are all under One God, Who will punish Any Who are guilty of Breach 
of Faith. If You have at any time Any thing to offer, The Trustees 
will be very ready to hear You, and assist You on every Occasion. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 10** 1734 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Chandler 
M' Oglethorpe 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Smith. 

Seceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds two Shillings and 
six pence being the Collection made in the Parish of B* Mary Virgin 
Alderman Bury to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 179 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Lowndes mentioning a Proposal for 
the Service of the Colony. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Egmont be desired to hear the Proposal of the said 
M' Lowndes and make a Report of the same to the Trustees. 
Resolved 

That James Oglethorpe Esq' be added to the Committee of Cor- 
respondence. 

M' Pury being introduced, acquainted the Board, that he could not 
get possession of the Lands in Carolina granted by his Majesty ; That he 
was apprehensive, that the Law appropriating the Negro Duty, so far as 
it related to the subsisting the Colony would not take place ; And there- 
upon desired the Advice of the Board, in what manner he should pro- 
ceed, to prevent the ruin of the People of Purisburgh, Who must per- 
ish and disperse for Want of Food intended to be rais'd by this Duty. 
Resolved 

That the Board from their Affection to the Colony of Purisburgh 
would be glad to do them any service ; but that it is improper for them 
to interfere therein. 

And that M' Pury be acquainted therewith. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 17"^ 1734 

Present 
M' Laroche President. 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
8' John Gonson 

M' Pury attended and acquainted the Board that he was returning 
back to Purisburgh, and came to take his leave of the Trustees, and de- 
sired that the Persons, Whom he is now conducting to Purisburgh, may 
on their first Arrival in the River Savanah till they can get to Puris- 
burgh be supplied with Provisions from Georgia to be by them returned ; 



180 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

And that they may have the Use of any Boats that can be spared : That 
such a Number of them as can conveniently may be lodged in the Guard 
house ; And that it be recomended by the Trustees to the Magistrates 
of Georgia to give them such further help and Assistance as they can 
afford. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent with directions to the said Purposes. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to S" Robert Walpole to know when the Indians 
may be introduced to his Majesty ; to desire him to Obtain an Order for 
the King's Coaches for them, and a Centry to preserve them from the 
Insults of the Mob. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Tuesday July 23* 1734 

Present 
M^ Vernon President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Hucks 
M' Frederick 
M' L'apostre 
D' Bundy 
D' Hales. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rev* M' Thomas Wilson to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rev* M^ Richard Colyear to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 181 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July 31" 1734. 

Present 
M' Frederick President 
M' Oglethorpe 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Bhilling the 
Consideration Money mention'd in the Grant of George Brigham 

Read an Extract of a Letter from M' Urlsperger to M' Newman, 
desiring to know Whether Another Embarkation may be made of the 
Saltzburghers for Georgia. 

M' Vernon then acquainted the Board that the Society for propagating 
Christian Knowledge resolved to send over an Embarkation of fifty 
Heads of Saltzburghers at their Expence. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the said Society , And 
that it be recoip mended to the Common Council to give the said Saltz- 
burghers Grants of Land in Georgia 
Ordered 

That on Wednesday August 21" the Trustees do go into a Committee 
to prepare Matters relating to the Indians to be laid before the Common 
Council 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday August 7"^ 1734 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre 
M' Smith 



182 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The foUowiDg Proposal sent to the Secretary by M' Thomas Lowndes 
was laid before the Board. 

When a Scheme or Method to be proposed by M' Thomas Lowndes for 
raising a large Sum of Money (as Ten, fifteen, twenty, twenty five, or 
thirty thousand Pounds without applying to Parliament) to support and 
carry on the Settlement of Georgia shall be approved of, pursued, and 
effected ; The said Thomas Lowndes expects from the R* Hon*^ Earl of 
Egmont and James Vernon Eeq*^ on the behalf of the Trustees for Geor- 
gia Eight ^ Cent out of all the Money that shall be raised by the said 
Scheme or Method. 

Mem*" The s* Eight ^ Cent is to be in lieu of all other Claims as 
Discoverer, and all other Demands Whatsoever. 

August 7 1734 

Tho' Lowndes. 
Resolved 

That the said Paper be refer'd to the Common Council 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 14 1734 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
M^Tho' Tower 
M' L'apdtre 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M^ Eyre 
M^ Hucks 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds the Benefaction of 
M' John HoUis by the hands of M' Josiah Maber to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

M' John Tuckwell appeared at the Board and promised to give a Clock 
for the first Church at Savanah as his Benefaction. 
Resolved 

That M' Oglethorpe, M' Vernon and M' Thomas Tower be a Commit- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 183 

tee for drawing up a Memorial to his Majesty relating to the Ezpences 
of the Indian Chiefs and the Expences Which the Trustees have been 
at hj desire of the Gov" and Assembly of South Carolina for engaging the 
Upper and lower Creeks in the Interest of the Government, and pre- 
venting the incroachments of the French. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 21'* 1734 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Thomas Tower 
Lord Carpenter 
M"^ Smith 

Received a Receipt firom the Bank for twelve Pounds the Benefaction 
of the Rev"* M' Millichamp to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

William Calloway attended and desired to be sent over to Georgia 
with a Man Servant in consideration of his paying twenty five Pound g 
for his Passage and Subsistance, and desired a Lot of fifty Acres in the 
Town of Savanah if possible. 
Resolved 

That the said William Calloway be recommended to the Common 
Council. 
Ordered 

That the further Consideration of Affairs relating to the Indians be 
put off sine Die. 

A Memorial of the Trustees to his Majesty relating to the Expences 
of the Indian Chiefs, and the Expences Which the Trustees have been 
at by Desire of the Governor and Assembly of South Carolina for en- 
gaging the Upper and lower Creeks in the Interest of the Government, 
and preventing the Incroachments of the French, was read and ap- 
proved of. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the said Memorial. 

Adjourn'd 



184 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 28** 1734 

Present 
Alderman Kendal President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M'Page 
M'Eyre 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of an Unknown Gentlewoman by the hands of M' Allen Webb 
to be laid out in Bibles Common Prayer Books, and the Whole Duty of 
Man for the Use of the People in Greorgia. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday September ll"' 1734 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Seventeen Pounds Eighteen 
Shillings and Six Pence being the Collection made by the Church War- 
dens of S* Peters Comhill for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Tomo Chachi and the Indians being introduced, Tomo Chachi ad- 
dressed himself to the Board in the following manner. 

That tho' all Travellers in their Country are entertain'd without any 
Expence, he is sensible while they stay in England they must be a 
Charge to the Trustees, and as the Cold Weather is coming in, he is de- 
sirous of returning home ; That before he go's, he desires the Weights of 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 185 

the Skins, the Measures Prices and Qualities of all Goods, to be pur- 
chased by them may be settled. That Nobody may be allow'd to trade 
in Georgia without a License from the Trustees, that, if they are in any 
respect aggriev'd or injur'd by the Traders, they by this means may know 
where to complain of them. That there be one Storehouse in each Town 
for supplying them with the Goods they may want to purchase, Which 
shall be oblig'd to supply them at the fixed Prices. 

A Scheme for raising a large Sum of Money for settling Georgia was 
received from M' Thomas Lowndes, and refer'd to the Consideration of the 
next Board of the Common Council, as the first Proposal of this Nature. 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday September 18"^ 1734 

Present 
M' Tho' Tower President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M'Ch. Tower 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

M' Bullfinch Lambe attended and desired a Grant of five hundred 
Acres of Land in Georgia, proposing to carry ten Servants with him 
Besolved 

That the said M*" Lambe be recommended to the Common Council. 

Adjourn'd. 



186 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday September 25* 1734 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Belitha 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram. 

M' Newman Secretary to the Society for promoting Christian Knowl- 
edge being introduced presented two Letters from M' Urlsperger at 
Augsburg dated Sept' 20"" and Sept 23^* 1734, giving an Account of the 
Arrival there of fifty four Saltzburghers, and their Embarkation for 
Rotterdam, with a List of the said Saltzburghers. 

Received of William Calloway twenty five pounds for the passage of 
himself and a Man Servant to Georgia, and their Subsistance there. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday October 2* 1734 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
M' Heathcote 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
D' Hales 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Anderson 
Capt. Coram 

Received a Receipt firom the Bank for twenty five Poimds paid in by 
M' William Calloway to be applied towards the Passage and Subsistance 
of himself and a Man Servant. 
Ordered 

That a Petition to the Right Hon"' the Countess of Harold, John 
Coke Esq', and Peniston Lambe Esq', surviving Executors and Trustees 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 187 

of the late Earl of Thanet's charitable Bequests, for another Benefaction 

be prepared. 

Resolved 

That I> Hales be desired to present the said Petition to Lady Harold. 

EeceiVd ten Olive Trees from Venice the Benefaction of M' Thomas 
Hjam 
Resolved 

That M' Hucks be desired to give the aforesaid Petition to Lady 
Harold to S' Hans Sloane for M' Coke 
Resolved 

That M' Oglethorpe be desired to present the said Petition to M*" 
Lambe. 
Resolved 

That Thomas Egerton Grandson to Thomas Young in Georgia be re- 
commended to the Common Council for his passage thither. 

A Petition to the Surviving Executors and Trustees of the late Earl 
of Thanet's charitable Bequests being read and agreed to. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the said Petition 
Ordered 

That the Accountant do attend on the Society for promoting Christian 
knowledge on Occasion of this Embarkation of Saltzburghers as Occa- 
sion shall require 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Monday October 7*^ 1734 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
Capt. Eyles 
D' Hales 
Alderman Kendal 



188 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

A Memorial to the Lords GommieBioDers of his Majesty's Treasury for 
two thousand five hundred and sixty One Pounds (being for the follow- 
ing purposes. Viz' One thousand and Sixty One Pounds with respect 
to the Lidian Chiefe and their Attendants, and One thousand five hun- 
dred Pounds for and in consideration of the Service Charge and £x- 
pences which the Trustees have been at in building a Fort in Georgia 
for the Security of the Province of Carolina) to be issued without the re- 
duction of six pence in the Pound charged for the Civil List was read 
and approved of. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the said Memorial, and attend on the Lords 
Commissioners of the Treasury with it. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday October 9*^ 1734. 

Present 
Capt. Eyles President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M'' Vernon 
M'' L'apostre 
Alderman Kendal 
D' Hales 

Bead a Letter of Attorney for receiving of the Treasury two thousand 
five hundred and Sixty One Pounds 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Letter of 
Attorney. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Letter of Attorney. 
Resolved 

That John Cunningham of Friday Street Linen Draper (Who at- 
tended and desired to have a Town Lot of fifty Acres, paying his own 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 189 

Passage and Sub6istance»«aiid likewise a Servant's,) be recommended to 
the Common Council. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday October 16*** 1734 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Th. Tower 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two thousand five hundred Sixty 
One Pounds received from his Majesty's Exchequer. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of an Unknown Person by the hands of D' Alured Clarke 
to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for four Pounds four Shillings. Viz' 
two Pounds two Shillings paid by S' Francis Bathurst. One Pound One 
Shilling by M'' Bullfinch Lambe, and One Pound One Shilling by M' 
Andreas Godofredus Dietzius, being the Consideration Money for their 
several Grants. 

Adjoum'd. 



190 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 
Saturday October 26"* 1734 

PreeeDt 
D' Hales President 
M' Hucks 
Capt. Eyles 
M" L'apostre 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Th. Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the Answer given by 
his Majesty to Tomo Chachi Micho of Yamacraw and the Other Indians 
at the publick Audience 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the Answer given by 
the Trustees to Tomo Chachi Micho of Yamacraw and the other Indians 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 
That the Secretary do countersign the said Answers. 
Received by the bands of M' John Spelman ten Pounds the Benefac- 
tion of an Unknown Person to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday November 6*** 1734 

Present 
M'' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 

M' Verelst reported the Muster at Gravesend on board the Prince of 
Wales Captain George Dunbar for Georgia the 31* of October 1734 to 
consist of fifty Seven Saltzburghers, Whereof thirty five Men, fourteen 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 191 

Women, three Boys and five Girls, besides Daniel Weissiger and M' 
John Vat the Conductor; in all fifty Nine Persons, the Freight of 
Whom is computed to be fifty four Heads One half, at five Pounds Each 
Head to be paid by the Society for promoting Christian knowledge. 
Likewise of twenty two British Whereof Six Men Seven Women and 
Nine Boys the freight of Whom is computed at Nineteen Heads One 
third, at five Pounds Each Head to be paid by the Trustees ; Of the Li- 
terpreter to the Lidians also at five Pounds, and the Eight Indians in 
the Cabin to be paid for by the Trustees. 

M' Vernon read a Letter from M' Van Reck dated October the 7"* 
1734 from the Frontiers of Bohemia, acquainting him that he was 
bringing Persons from Bohemia to be settled in Georgia 
Ordered 

That a Letter be immediately sent to Ratisbon and Another Copy of 
it to the care of M' Wolters at Rotterdam to be sent to M'' Reck where 
ever he may be, to put a stop to his Proceedings, and inform him that 
the Trustees are much surprised at his Letter, having no previous No- 
tice of his Intention, And that they are at present in no Condition to 
contribute any thing to the sending over either them, or Any Other 
Persons to Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday November 11"* 1734 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M' Hucks 
M' Th. Tower 
M' Heaihoote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Eyles 
jy Bundy. 

Read a Letter from the Rev* M' Stanley dated Leverpool October 29*^ 
1734 with a Bill for One hundred Pounds being part of the Collection 



192 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

made in the Town of Leverpool, And with an Account that fifty Pounda 
more will be paid by the two Members of Parliament for Leverpool. 

Receiv'd twenty five Buck Skins One Tyger Skin Six Boufler Skins 
the Benefaction of Tomo Chachi Mico of Yamacraw. 

Received two Dozen Practical Tracts for promoting Christian Knowl- 
edge amongst the Baltzburgbers the Benefaction of the Bev^ M' 
Ph. Stubbs. 

Received by the hands of M'' Th. Tower the Sum of forty two Pounds 
the Benefaction of an Unknown Person to be applied to the Purposes of 
the Charter 
Resolved 

That M' Tower be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
same. 

Aujourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' 20"^ 1734 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
D' Buudy 
Lord Carpenter 
M'' Oglethorpe 
M' Hucks 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho- Tower. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds the Benefaction of 
an Unknown Person by the hands of M' John Spelman to be applied to 
the Purposes of the Charter 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Guinea paid by M' Edward 
Wade as the Consideration Money for his Grant 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for forty two Pounds the Benefac- 
tion of an Unknown Person by the Hands of Tho' Tower Esq' for the 
purposes of the Charter. 

The Accountant reported that the Society for promoting Christian 
Knowledge had paid four hundred Seventy Six Pounds Nineteen Shil- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 198 

lings for the Charges of Necessaries supplied the fifty Seven Saltz- 
burghers sent to Georgia under the care of M' John Vat in October last. 
Receiv'd by the hands of M' Hucks five Guineas the Benefaction of 
Peter Mazeres Esq" to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' 27*** 1734 

Present 
M' Holland President 
M' Vernon 
M' Th<*' Tower 
M' Tho- Archer 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Smith 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of Peter Mazeres Esq' by the hands of M' Hucks. 

Receiv'd by the hands of William Banister Nine Wast Belts, Eight 
Slings, Eleven Cartouch Boxes and a 1 »rge Powder Horn the Bebefac- 
tion of Capt. Joseph Richardson mention'd in his Letter October 5*^ 1734. 

Receiv'd from an Unknown Benefactor by the hands of M' Benjamin 
Barker fifty Books of the great Importance of a Religious Life con- 
sider d and Forms of Prayer for the Holy Sacrament bouod together. 

Receiv'd of Thomas Archer E^' firty Piunds his Benefaction to be 
applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Read a Letter from Lord Harrington Secretary of State with an In- 

(hIc) 

closed from his Excellency Horatio Walpole Esq' in relation to fifty 
Families of Protestant Swiss at present in Rotterdam. 

An Answer to the said Letter being drawn up 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write it and send it to his Lordship. 

Adjourn'd. 



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Palace Court 

Wednesday December 4** 1734 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M'Tho- Tower 
jy Bundy 
M' Hucks 
M' Holland 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Smith. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds, Whereof 
Eighty Pounds were collected at Leverpool, and twenty Pounds at Pres- 
ton to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from The Bank for fifty Pounds the Benefaction of 
Thomas Archer Esq'. 
Resolved 

That James Oglethorpe Esq' Robert Hucks Esq' and Tf Bundy be de- 
sired to procure an Estimate of the Expences of building a handsome 
Church for the People of Georgia 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that they do order 
M' Joseph De Perron's Lot in Georgia be sold, and the Value of the 
same be paid to the Trustee's Account, in consideration of their contrib- 
uting Eight Pounds toward putting out the said M' De Perron's Daugh- 
ter an Apprentice in London. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 195 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Dec' 11^ 1734 

Present 
D' Bandy President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Hucks 
M'' Laroche 
M' Heathcote 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apoetre 
M' Tho- Tower 

M' Verelst acquainted the Trustees, he had received of Richard Peters 
Executor of Jonathan Hanson Father in Law and Creditor of Joshua 
Overend Deceased. (Which Executor is also Trustee for the late M" 
Overend's two Nieces) two Shillings paid Dec' 17 1733 for the Charges 
of M" Overends Chest and Box put into the Custom house when brought 
from Georgia, Which Charges arose in getting the same from the Custom 
house, and bringing them to the Trustees Office at Westminster. 
Order'd 

That in the Letter to M" Quincy, relating to the Glebe, he be ac- 
quainted that the Trustees are surprised that they have never in all this 
time heard from him of the State of his Parish, and that he is desired 
from time to time to send Duplicates of the Accounts of such State of 
his Parish, Which he is obliged to send to the Society for propagating 
the Gospel. 
Order'd 

That it be an Instruction that all Letters sent to the Trustees from 
Georgia have Duplicates of them sent by the next Ship ^ t.w.r. m 

Adjourn'd. 



196 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Dec' IS"* 1734 

Present 
M' Heathcote President 
M' Laroche 
M" Vernon 
D' Bundy 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' T. Tower 
M' Smith 

Receiv'd by the Hands of D' Bundy twenty Pounds the Benefaction 
of the Pean and Chapter of Westminster to be applied towards building 
a Church in Georgia 
Resolved 

That D' Bundy be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to the 
Dean and Chapter for the said Benefaction, and to assure them that it 
shall be applied according to their Desire as soon as it can be con- 
veniently 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Tuesday Jan^ 7^ 173f 

Present 
M' Hucks President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Limerick 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds the Benefaction 
of the Dean and Chapter of Westminster to be applied towards building 
a Church in Georgia 

Received by the Hands of the Earl of Egmont ten Pounds ten Shil- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 197 

lings the Benefaction of John Temple Esq' to be applied to the Purposes 

of the Charter. 

Resolved 

That the Earl of Egmont be desired to return the thanks of the 
Trustees for the said Benefaction. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty two Pounds ten Shillings 
collected and given by Thomas Watts Esq' and paid by the hands of 
James Oglethorpe Esq'. One half to be applied towards buying of Cat- 
tle, Horses, Hogs, Poultry, and Corn for their Nourishment, to be given 
to Count Zinzendorfs People; And the Other half to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Received by the Hands of M' William Banister ten Swords the Bene- 
faction of Capt° Joseph Richardson 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Thursday Jan^^ 9^ 173| 

Present 
M' Sloper President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Talbot 
D' Rundle 
M' Vernon 
D' Bundy 
M' L'apostre 
Capt. Eyles 
M' More 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram 

M' Vernon reported from the Committee appointed to consider of and 
propose Laws and proper Regulations for the Colony that the said Com- 
mittee had prepared three Laws Viz^ 

An Act for rend'ring the Colony of Georgia more Defensible by pro- 
hibiting the Importation and Use of Black Slaves or Negroes into 
the same 

Which Act being read and an Amendment made thereto 



198 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Order'd 

That the said Act with the said Amendment be engroae'd. 

An Act to prevent the Importation and Use of Rum and Brandies in 
the Province of Georgia. 

Which Act being read and an Amendment made thereto 
Order'd 

That the said Act with the said Amendment be engroes'd. 

An Act for maintaining the Peace with the Indians in the Province 
of Georgia 

Which Act being read and an Amendment made thereto 
Order'd 

That the said Act with the said Amendment be engross'd. 

Which several Acts being engro6s*d accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affiz'd to the said Acts 

Which was affix'd accordingly 

Received from M' Jeremiah Hoet by the hands of M' Smith twenty 
Pounds the Benefaction of an Unknown Person to be appropriated to 
the Relief of the poor Saltzburghers in Georgia. 

Received by the hands of M' Martyn the Sum of thirty One Pounds 
ten Shillings the Benefaction of the Hon**** William Talbot Esq' to be 
applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

ReceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of John Temple Esq' 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rev"* the Rector and Church Wardens of 
the Parish of S^ Andrew Holborn or Any two of them to take Sub- 
scriptions and collect Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rev"* the Rector and Church Wardens of 
the Parish of S* John Wapping or Any two of them to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Monies for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received Nine Pair of Pistols in a Box the Benefaction of Capt. Jo- 
seph Richardson 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 199 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan^^ 15*^ 173^ 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tjrconnel 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Digby 
8' W" Heathcote 
M' Oglethorpe 
Capt. Eyles 
M' Hucks 
M' Holland 
M' White. 

Read a Letter from Capt. Joseph Richardson with an Offer of a Couple 
of Swans for the Indians, and a Couple of Drums for the Use of the 
Colony. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to Capt Richardson for the 
same. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for thirty One Pounds ten Shillings 
the Benefaction of M' Talbot for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration Money for the Grant of Nicolaus Ludovicus Count of 
Zinzendorf and Pottendorf paid by M' August Gottleib Spangenberg. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Saturday Jan^^ 18**^ 173| 

Present 
M' White President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M'More 
M' Digby 
M' Hucks. 



200 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Letter from M*^ Isaac King Clarke from Savanah with Com- 
plaints of his being obliged to mount Guard, of his House not being 
built, and of M' Watkins's practicing Physick in Savanah. 

Refer'd the same to the Committee of Correspondence. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Tuesday Jan^^ 21" 173| 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Digby 
M' Oglethorpe 
S' William Heathcote 
M" More 
M' White 
M' Hucks 
M' Heathcote 

Received of his Grace the Duke of Kent Six Guineas for the Use of 
M' Dalmass in Georgia. 

Read the following Copy of his Majesty's Order for Six hundred 
Pounds granted to the Trustees out of his Majesty's Exchequer 

Whereas it hath been represented to Us that One hundred foreign 
Protestants, Swiss, Gresons, and Germans are arrived here in their way 
from their own Countries to Savanah and Purisburgh in our Colony of 
Georgia in America, Who have by various Accidents occasion'd chiefly 
by the War which raged in the Countries, thro' which they were obliged 
to pass, expended and lost their Substance, And are now not only inca- 
pacitated from continuing their Voyage to Savanah and Purisburgh, but 
also exposed to perish thro' want ; And We being graciously disposed to 
contribute to their Relief; Our Will and Pleasure is, that You iesue and 
pay unto the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America 
or their Assigns, the Sum of six hundred Pounds without Account, to 
enable the said Trustees to lend Money to the said foreign Protestants for 
their Passage and assistance in their Voyage to Savanah and Purisburgh as 
aforesaid. 

16. Jan'y 173f 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 201 

Bead a Letter of Attorney to M'' Harman Verelet for receiving at the 
Treasury the said six hundred Pounds granted by his Majesty. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Letter of At- 
torney, 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Letter of Attorney. 

Adjouru'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan^^ 29*»» 173^ 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Smith. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Six Pounds Six Shillings the 
Benefaction of his Grace the Duke of Kent for the Use of M' Dalmass 
in Georgia. 

M' Verelst reported the Muster taken on board the two Brothers Capt*" 
William Thomson Jan"^ 23* 173^ to be One hundred twenty two Persons 
making One hundred Heads ; Whereof ten Germans to be settled in 
Greorgia, and Ninety Heads of Swiss, &c in Purisburgh 

ReceiVd two Swans the Benefaction of Capt. Joseph Richardson as a 
Present for Tomo Chachi and his Nephew 

M' Vernon read a Letter from M'' Van Reck dated Augsburg Jan^ 24**" 
173^ N S, Wherein he mentions two hundred Salt^burghers of Grastem 
in the Arch Bishoprick of Saltzburgh Who are expected at Augsburgh 
with a desire to go to Georgia 

Adjourn'd. 



202 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday reb"^ 5"» 17^ 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
Lord Limerick 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Chandler 
M' Laroche 
M' Tracy 
M' Digby 
M' Oglethorpe 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
IK Hales 
jy Bundy 
M' Smith 
Capt Coram 

EeceiVd by the Hands of M"^ Vernon One Pound One Shilling, the 
Benefaction of a Widow Who desires to be unknown, for the purposes 
of the Charter. 

Received of M' Oglethorpe as his Benefaction a Draught of Part of 
Carolina, Georgia and Florida, and Another of the County of 8a- 
vanah. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rector and the Church Wardens of the 
two United Parishes of S' Olave Jewry, and S' Martin Iron Monger 
Lane, Or any two of them to take Subscriptions, and collect Monies for 
the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 203 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb^^ 12*^ 17^ 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Limerick 
M' Digby 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Vernon. 

Seceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of a Widow by the Hands of M' Vernon. 

BeceiVd twenty Books call'd the Church Catechism explained in Sheets 
the Benefaction of an Unknown Person. 

Received a Letter from M' Chardon dated Charles Town Sept' 28*»» 
1734 with several Accounts inclosed, and a Letter from M' Chardon 
Oct' 24"* 1734. 
Order'd 

That the said Letters with the said Accounts be refer'd to the Com- 
mittee of Accounts on Saturday the 15^ Listant. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'' 19*^ 173| 

Present 
Lord Limerick President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 
M' Burton 

Received a Beceipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 



204 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Benefaction of an Unknown Person by the Hands of the Rev* M' Bur- 
ton for the Beligious Uses of the Colony. 

Receiv'd a Keceipt from the Bank for twelve Pounds twelve Shillings 
paid by Martin Eversen for his Passage to Georgia and Subsistance there 
for a Year. 

Received of M' John Childe twenty Pounds (his Benefaction) by Bill 
for Cheese sent to Georgia by the two Brothers Capt. William Thomson. 
Resolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to M' Childe for his said 
Benefaction 
Resolved 

That Thomas Tower, James Oglethorpe, Robert Hucks, John Laroche, 
and James Vernon Esq" or any two of them, be appointed a Committee 
for preparing a Petition to the House of Commons for a Fund for the 
further Establishment and Security of the Colony of Georgia, and any 
Gentlemen of the Trust, Who will attend, to be of the said Committee. 

Adjourned. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 205 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'^ 26"» 173^ 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' Hucka 
M' Tracy 
M' Holland 
M' More 
M' Laroche 
M' Digby 
M' Heathcote 
Earl of Shaftsbury 
Lord Limerick 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre 
M' Sloper 
M' White 

S' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for Six hundred Pounds being his 
Majesty's gracious Benefaction to enable the Trustees to lend Money to 
One hundred Foreign Protestants, Swiss, Grizons and Germans for their 
Passage and Assistance in their Voyage to Savanah and Purisburgh. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds the Benefaction 
of an Unknown Person by the hands of the Rev** M' Burton being the 
second annual Payment for the Endowment of a Catechist in Georgia 

Received by the hands of M^ Anderson One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of the Rev* D' Perkins for the Benefit of the poor Saltz- 
burghers in Georgia 

M' Pury the Agent for South Carolina attended, and acquainted the 
Board, that the Assembly of South Carolina had order'd him to desire 



206 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Trustees to countenance their applications for prolonging the Rice 
Bill for Seven Years, and for extending the Powers of it to the Dutch 
Spanish and French Settlements in America. 

To Which the Board desired the President to give the following 
Answer. 

That the Trustees will with great pleasure lay hold of Every Oppor- 
tunity that shall be offer'd to them to promote the Welfare and Trade of 
the Province of South Carolina. 

Read a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for the further Establishment and Security of the 
Province of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affiz'd to the said Petition 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Petition. 

Read a Letter from M' Christie the Recorder to M' Oglethorpe dated 
Savanah December 14*** 1734, a Letter from M' Samuel Eveleigh to M' 
Oglethorpe dated S' Carolina Nov' 20"" 1734, And another Letter from 
M' Eveleigh dated Dec' 30*^ 1734 
Order'd 

That the said Letters with some others not yet read be refer'd to the 
Committee of Correspondence 
Ordered 

That all the Papers refer'd to in the said Letters be refer'd to the said 
Committee. 
Order'd 

That a Committee of Correspondence do meet on Saturday next at ten 
o'clock in the Morning. 
Ordered 

That the Letter of William Selby be refer'd to the said Committee. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 207 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 5"" 173f 

Present 
M' G. Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre 
D' Bundy 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Limerick 
M' More 
M' Hucks 
M' Oglethorpe 
Earl of Shaftsbury 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of the Rev* D' Perkins for the Benefit of the poor Saltz- 
burghers in Georgia 

Received by the hands of Lord Tyrconnel One Pound Eleven Shillings 
and Six Pence being a further Collection in the Parish of S* George's 
Hannover Square. And One Pound One Shilling the Benefaction of 
the Rev* M' Brasselly Rector of Sedgebrook in Lincolnshire for the Pur- 
poses of the Charter. 

Received by the hands of M' Smith Sixteen Pounds .Seven Shillings 
being a Collection in the Parish of S' John's Wapping for the Purposes 
of the Charter. 

Received a Map of Sl^ Carolina the Benefaction of M' L'apostre 
Resolved 

That the Case of Joseph Watson be refer'd to M' Thomas Tower for 
his Opinion how far the Trustees may proceed to furnish the said Watson 
legally by Fine, Corporal Punishment, or forfeiture of his Land. 
Resolved 

That M' Tower be also desired to give his Opinion relating to the Mag- 
istrates Warrant about Francis Mugridge. 

Adjourn'd. 



208 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

FridayMarch7'^173| 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Sloper 
M' Holland 
M' Tho' Archer 
M' H. Archer 
M' White 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 
M' Hucks. 

Read a Letter from the Lords Comm" for Trade and Plantations with 
an inclosed Representation from the general Assembly of South Carolina 
to his Majesty of the State and Condition of the said Province. 

An Answer to the said Letter being drawn up and approved of. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do immediately write and send the said Answer to 
the Lords Comm" for Trade and Plantations. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday March 12"' 173f 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M^ Smith 
•M' Page. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds twelve Shillings and 
Six Pence paid in by Lord Tyrcoimel Whereof One Pound Eleven Shil- 
lings and Six Pence was part of the Collection in the Parish of S* 
George's Hannover Square, and One Pound One Shilling the Benefac- 
tion of the Rev* M' Brasseley. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 209 

Received by the Hands of William Tillard Esq' two hundred Seventy 
two Pounds ten Shillings the Benefaction of the Society for promoting 
Chrisiian Knowledge paid in March 8"^ 1734 to enable the Trustees to 
discharge the freight of 59 Persons making 54^ Heads consisting of M' 
John Vat, the Saltzburghers, and M' Daniel Weissiger on board the 
Prince of Wales Capt. Dunbar Who arrived in Oeorgia 28"" of Decem- 
ber last 

Adjourn'd. 



Vestry Room of S* Bride's Cliurcli. 

Thursday March 20"" 173| 

Present 
Earl of Shaftsbury President 
M' Talbot 
M' Th. Archer 
M' H. Archer 
M' White 
M' Hucks 
M' Holland 
D' Bundy 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Burton 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Tho- Tower 
Lord Limerick 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre 
M' Smith 
Capt. Coram 
M' Anderson 

The General Abstract of the Accompt of the Trustees with Observa- 
tions thereon was read and ordered to be enter*d. 

Received by the Hands of M' Smith twenty Seven Pounds four Shil- 
lings CollecteJ in the United Parishes of S^ Olave in the Old Jewry and 

[Uc. r„v. 1.] 



210 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

S^ Mardn'B. Iron Monger Lane to be applied to the Purposes of the 

Charter. 

Resolved 

That M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to D' 
Ellis for his trouble in collecting the same. 
Order'd 

That a Roll be prepared for a Subscription for building a Church in 
Savanah. 

Read a Letter from M' Josias Clerk to M' Smith with an Account of 
twelve Guineas collected at Hereford for the Purposes of the Charter, 
and at present in the Hands of M' Willim the late Mayor of Hereford 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Willim to desire him to paj the Money 
into the hands of M' Lane in order to be transmitted to the Trustees. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred thirty four Pounds 
twelve Shillings and two Pence Collected in the Parish of B* Andrews 
Holbom and paid into the Bank bj the Hands of the Kev' M' Cutts Bar- 
ton Rector of the said Parish 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev^ M' Barton for his 
trouble in collecting the same 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 26*^ 1735 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Sloper 
M' Laroche 
M' Belitha 
Earl of Shaflsbury 
M' Oglethorpe 
M'Hucks 
M' Holland 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Seven Pounds four Shil- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 211 

lings collected in the United Parishes of 8* Olave Jewry and 8* Martin's 
Lron Monger Lane to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd a large Church Clock and Dyal Plate for 8avanah in Georgia 
pack'd in two strong Cases and mark'd G z C and Clock Weights in a 
Basket the Benefaction of M' John Tuckwell value twenty One Pounds. 
Besolved 

. That the thanks of the Trustees be given to M' Tuckwell for his said 
Benefaction 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 2* 1735 

Present 
S' William President 

(Me) 

Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftsbury 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M' 8mith 

8eal'd a Commission to the Rev^ the Minister and Church Wardens of 
the Parish of 8* John's Hackney in the County of Middlesex or Any 
two of them to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of 
the Charter 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rev"* the Minister and Church Wardens of 
the Parish of 8^ Dunstan in the West London or Any two of them to 
take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday ApriU 9*^ 1736 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Digby 
M' Smith 



212 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Seal'd a CommisBion to the Rector and Church Wardens of the Pariah 
of 8^ Giles in the Fields in the County of Middlesex or any two of them 
to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd two Drums the Benefaction of Capt. Joseph Richardson of 
Which a Letter of Advice was enter'd in the Minutes of Jan'^ 16"* 173f 

The Earl of Egmont reported that M' Vernon and his Lordship had 
confer'd with M^ Lowndes on his Scheme for Advancing the Designs of 
the Colony, and that M' Lowndes refus'd to communicate the same be- 
cause they were not fully empowered to contract with him before the said 
Scheme was open'd. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 16*^ 1735 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Earl of Egmont 
D' Hales 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Hucks 
Alderman Kendal 
Earl of Shaltsbury 
M' Smith 

Received by the hands of D' Hales One Pound One Shilling the Bene- 
faction of the Rev** M' Baker Rector of Chowton near Alton Hampshire 
towards building the first new Church in Savanah. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 218 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 23^ 1735 

Present 
Earl of Shaftsbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' White 
Alderman Kendal 
D' Bundy 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of the Rev' M^ Baker paid by Jy Hales at the last Board. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 30*^ 1735 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
S^ William Heathcote 
jy Bundy 
M' Tho' Tower 
M^ Page 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Oglethorpe 
M^ Smith 

Receiv'd by the hands of M^ Smith a Receipt from the Bank for forty 
Pounds Eight Shillings and Six Pence being the Collection made in the 
Parish of S^ Dionis Back Church London to be applied to the Purposes 
of the Charter. 

Receiv'd by the hands of M' Thomas Tower a Receipt from the Bank 
for One hundred Pounds the Benefaction of an Unknown Person to be 
applied to the particular Use of the Saltzburghers either gone or going to 
Georgia. 

Receiv'd by the hands of M' Tower a Receipt from the Bank for five 



214 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

pounds the Benefaction of M" Mary Ayscough by the hands of Charles 

Joye Esq' to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Resolved 

That M' Tower be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
the said Benefactors. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday May S'^ 1735 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Vernon 
M*" Oglethorpe 
M' Holland 
M' L'apostre 
jy Hales 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Received by the Hands of M^ Martyn the Sum of four Pounds the 
Benefaction of M" Elizabeth Thornton of Mikelham in Surry to be ap- 
plied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Resolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be returned to the said M" Thornton for 
the said Benefaction. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 215 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 7*^ 1735 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftsbury 
B' WUliam Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe 
Lord Limerick 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for four Pounds the Benefaction of 
AT* Elizabeth Thornton paid in at the last Board. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 21-* 1735 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Oglethorpe 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Hucks 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Smith 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty three Pounds eight Shil- 
lings and three pence collected in the Parish of S^ Giles in the field to 
be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Receiv'd fifty Caper Plants the Benefaction of M' Thomas Hyam. 

A Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury 
praying their Directions for the immediate Issuing without Deduction 
the sum of twenty Six thousand Pounds granted by Parliament in the 
last Sessions to his Majesty towards settling and securing the Colony of 
(Georgia was read. 



216 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordei^d 

That the Secretary do sigD the eaid Memorial. 

The Accountant acquainted the Board that on Thursday May 1"^ 1735 
he went to the Council Office, and examin'd with M' Philip Sharpe the 
Transcripto received from the Council Office of the following Acts with 
the Originals thereof prepared by the Trustees for Establishing the Col- 
ony of Georgia in America, and approved by his Majesty with the Advice 
of hb Privy Council Viz* 

An Act for maintaining the Peace with the Lidians in the Province 
of Georgia. 

An Act to prevent the Importation and Use of Rum and Brandies in 
the Province of Gteorgia. 

And an Act for rendering the Colony of G^rgia more defensible by 
prohibiting the Importation and Use of Black Slaves or Negroes into the 
same. 

And that in the Transcript of the first mentioned Act the two follow- 
ing Errata were amended. Viz^ in the fifth Page thirty fifth Line the 
Words the Sum of were left out, and in the 6**" Page 17"* Line the Words 
he vnll trade with were omitted. 

And that in the Transcript of the next mentioned Act the following 
Erratum was amended. Viz' In the 3* Page and 7*** Line the Word Dice 
was wrote instead of Vice. 

And that after amending the said Errors the Copies of the said Tran- 
scripts made in order to be printed by were amended and carried to the 
King's Printer. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 4** 1735 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
ly Bundy 
M' Smith 

Received by the hands of M' Martyn the sum of two Pounds two 
Shillings the Benefaction of M^ Mary Green for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 217 

Received by the hands of Robert Hacks Esq' a Bible in the New Eng- 
land Lidian Language the Benefaction of S' John Austen Bar* 

Read a Letter from Lady Betty Hastings recommending a Dyer of 
Barnard Castle and his Wife to be sent to Georgia the first Embarkation 
Resolved 

That said Persons and M" Mary Pember with Edward Seymour her 
Cousin and Heir to her Land, and Peter Jobart of London with his 
Wife, all recommended by the Duke of Chandos be sent to Georgia the 
first Embarkation. 

Read a Letter from D' Smith Provost of Queen's Colledge Oxon 
recommending a Elinsman to be sent to Georgia the first Embarkation. 
Resolved 

That the said Person be sent to Georgia the first Embarkation, and 

likewise John Robinson recommended by M' E Sparke Accountant to 

the African Company. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June ll"" 1735 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Smith 

The six following Bank Receipts came to the hands of the Accomptant 
since the last meeting and were exchanged with the Bank the 10**^ Li- 
stant. Viz* 

One for twenty Pounds paid in by M' Joseph Miller for the Company 
of Apothecaries Jan'^ 13"* 1734 for the incouraging and improving Bot- 
any and Agriculture. 

One for twenty pounds paid in by S' Hans Sloane Bar* Aprill 22. 1735 
for the aforesaid Purposes. 

One for Nineteen Pounds ten Shillings paid in by Charles Dubois 
Esq' the 5** Listant for the aforesaid Uses. 

One for two Pounds two Shillings the Benefaction of M'' Mary Green 
by the hands of M' Martyn paid in at the Board the 5*^ Instant for the 
purposes of the Charter. 



218 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

One for One Pound One Shilling the Benefaction of the Bev^ ]> 
Gallj Rector of 8* Gilee in the fields paid 5"* Ins' 

And One for four Pounds Eleven Shillings and dx Pence paid in by 
S' Charles Hotbam Bar* the 6^ Instant being so much collected by the 
Bev^ M' Mease and the Church Wardens of the Minster Parish in Beverly 
in the County of York for the Benefit of the Saltzburghers either gone 
or going to Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 18»^ 1735. 

Present 
I> Hales President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' Holland 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

BeceiVd by the hands of the Bev"* D' Hales fifty Pounds the Benefac- 
tion of a Gentlewoman Unknown to be applied for the Conversion of the 
Native Indians in Georgia 

Beceiv'd by the hands of M' Salter One Pound One Shilling the Bene- 
faction of the Bev* M^ William Smith Lecturer of S' Giles in the fields 
to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 
Besolved 

That William Woodroofie be recommended to the Common Council 
for a Town Lot of fifty Acres in Savanah 

Bead a Letter from Christian Gottlieb Briber desiring to be sent in the 
next Embarkation to Georgia, with a Letter of Becommendation from 
M' John Eccleston to the Trustees. 
Besolved 

That the said Christian Gottlieb Briber be sent in the first Embarka- 
tion to Georgia 

Bead a Letter of Attorney impowering the Accomptant to receive at 
the Exchequer the twenty Six thousand Pounds granted by the Parlia- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 219 

ment in the last SeesionB for the further settliDg and securing the Colony 

of Geoi^ 

Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affixed to the said Letter of 
Attorney. 

Which was affixed accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Letter of Attorney. 
Resolved 

That M' Vernon M' Oglethorpe or M' Bucks be desired to be present 
when the said Sum of twenty Six thousand Pounds is receiv'd by the 
Accomptant at the Exchequer 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 25"» 1735. 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' G. Heathcote 
M' Thomas Tower 
D' Hales 
M' Holland 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Smith 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds the Benefaction of 
a Gentlewoman Unknown paid in at the last Board by the Rev^ I> Hales 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of the Rev^ M' William Smith paid in at the last Board. 

M' Oglethorpe presented the Trust a large Cyprus Canoe, six Oars, 
One Mast, two Side Boards and two Cedar Planks to make a Rudder, 
Which were brought from South Carolina by the Carolina Galley Capt" 
Abraham Snelling. 

Adjourn'd. 



220 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July 2* 1735 

Present 
D^ Bundy President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Th. Tower 
M' Smith 
M' Vernon 
D' Hales 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty six thousand Pounds paid 
in by M' Harman Verelst being so much received by him at the Ex- 
chequer by Letter of Attorney made to him, and in pursuance of the 
Clause for appropriating the publick Supplies for the Year 1735 and en- 
abling his Majesty to issue the said Sum of twenty six thousand to the 
Trustees for establishing the Colony of Georgia in America out of the said 
Supplies or any of them to be applied towards settling and securing the 
said Colony of Georgia in an Act passed in the last Session of Parliament 
for granting an Aid to his Majesty by a Land Tax to be raised in Great 
Britain for the Service of the Year 1735. Viz'. 

Net Money arising from the said Issue ... 25342. 9. 6 

The Fees at the Treasury remitted 7. 3. 6 

The Fees at the Office of the Clerk of the Pells 

remitted 97. 17. 

The Fees at the Office of the Auditor of the Ex- 
chequer remitted 162. 10. 

The Fees at the Tellers Office remitted . . . 390. 0. 



£26000. 0. 



Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of a Gentleman Unknown in Wiltshire to be applied to the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Rec* by the hands of M' Martyn a Parcel of Bamboo Seed the Bene- 
faction of Robert Adams Esq^ 

Received by the hands of D' Hales four Pounds four Shillings the Bene- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 221 

faction of M" Dyonbia Long towards the Expence of converting the Na- 
tive Indians in Georgia to Christianity 

Beceiv'd by the hands of D' Hales One Pound One Shilling the Bene- 
faction of M" Gibbs for the aforesaid Purposes 

Received a Letter from M' Theo. Lane with a Bill for twelve Pounds 
twelve Shillings drawn on M' Timothy Lane Apothecary in London 
payable to the Trustees or their Order at three days after sight being a 
Collection at Hereford to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

BeceiVd by the hands of M' Vernon a Bank Bill for fifty Pounds the 
Benefaction of M" Hungerford to be applied for the use of any persecuted 
Protestants Whom the Trustees may send to Georgia. 

Read a Petition to the Lords Comm" of his Majesty's Treasury for a 
Place to be assigned the Trustees to execute their Business in. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the said Petition 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July d^ 1735 

Earl of Egmont President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tho. Tower 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds the Benefaction of 
M"* Hungerford by the hands of M' Vernon for the Entertainment of 
persecuted Protestants. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings 
Whereof four Pounds four Shillings the Benefaction of M" Dyonisia 
Long, and One Pound One Shilliug the Benefaction of M" Gibbs paid 
in by D^ Hales towards the Expence of converting the Native Indians in 
Georgia to Christianity. 

Heceiv'd a Cask of Pot Ash from Georgia by the Prince of Wales Capt. 
Dunbar and a Cask containing fifty Skins from the Savanah Indians 
weighing 588* 

Adjourn'd 



222 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 16^ 1735 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
M" L'apostre 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' Laroche 
ly Bundy 
IK Hales 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twelve Pounds twelve Shillings 
being Money collected at Hereford for the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received by the hands of D' Hales the following Books being the 
Benefaction of a Person Who desires to be unknown for the use of the 
new Settlement which is going to be made at the Southward Part of 
Georgia Viz* One Bible Quarto. One Common Prayer Book Q*' tifenty 
Bibles Minion 12°^ twenty five Testaments long Primer 8vo. fifty Com- 
mon Prayer Books minion 12"* twenty five Bishop of Man on the Lords 
Supper, fifty Christian Monitor and Companion to the Altar, fifty 
Christian Monitor and Answer to Excuses. One hundred Horn Books. 
One hundred Prhnraers. One hundred ABC with the Church Cate- 
chism, two hundred friendly Admonitions to the Drinkers of Brandy. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 228 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July 23* 1735 

Present 
M' Tho* Tower President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Hacks 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
M'' Anderson 

Beceiv'd a Cask containing One Quarter of a Hundred W^ of the 
Bark of a Tree from Georgia by the Prince of Wales Capt Dunbar. 

Examined Several Persons Who offered themselves to go to Georgia, 
and selected the Number agreed on by the Common Council for the 
next Embarkation. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 30*^ 1735 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Anderson. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration Money mention'd in the Grant to Lieutenant Hugh Mackay. 

Read a Petition to the Queen for twenty four Pieces of Cannon from 
six pounds to Eighteen Pounds with L*ond Carriages and Shot and Iron 
for twenty four spare Carriages, four small long field Pieces with Car- 
riages. Eight Cohoms and Granadoes, five hundred Small Arms and 
Shot. Cartouch Boxes Moulds and Flints two Flags and two Pendants, 
fifty Barrels of Powder Spunges Ladles Rammers Crows. &c, 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Petition. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 



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224 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Beceiv'd a Tub of Bamboo Canes the Benefaction of M' Bead. 
Ordered 

That the same be sent to M' Miller at Chelsea to be kept there for the 
use of the Trustees. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Thursday July 31-' 1735 

Present 
D' Hales President 
Earl of Egmont 
M^ L'apostre 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Hucks 
M' Smith 

Bead a Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury 
desiring his Majesty's License to suffer the sum of One thousand Pounds 
in Silver Coin of this Kingdom to be shipt from hence for his Majesty's 
Province of Georgia in America. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Memorial. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Memorial. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of the Eev* M^ Smith One Pound One Shilling 
the Benefaction of M' Bichard Phelps to be applied towards building a 
Church in Georgia. 

Adjoum'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 226 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 6*^ 1735 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe 
M^ Hucks 
M' Anderson. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilliug the 
Benefaction of M' Richard Phelps towards building a Church in Oeorgia. 

Received by the hands of M'' Anderson One Pound One Shilling the 

Benefaction of an unknown Person towards building a Church in 

Oeorgia 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday August 13** 1736 

Present 
D' Bundy President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling tlie 
Benefaction of an unknown Person by the hands of M' Anderson to- 
wards building a Church in Georgia. 
Resolv'd 

That next Wednesday being August the 20* be appointed for the Per- 

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226 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

sons Who are chose for the next Embarkation to attend in order to sign 

the Articles. 

Resolved 

That a Town Court and proper Magistrates be appointed for the new 
Settlement in the same manner as at Savanah. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 20"* 1735 

Present 
M' Tho' Tower President 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M"^ Smith 
M' Anderson. 

The Persons chosen for the next Embarkation attended and sign'd the 
Articles pursuant to the Order of the last Board. 
Order'd 

That their Names be printed as usual. 

Seal'd the Charter Party for the Ship Prince of Wales pursuant to the 
Directions of the Common Council August the 13*^ Instant. 
Resolved 

That John Vanderplank be appointed Naval Officer for the Province 
of Georgia. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday August 27* 1735 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Burton 
M' Smith 
M' Laroche 
M' Hucks. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 227 

Bead a Letter from M' Edward Cave with a Bible and Common 
Prayer Bopk of the largest and best Sort for the new Church to be built 
at Savanah and offering to reprint a Book intitled the Lesder Whole Duty 
of Man for the use of the People in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Rev^ M' Smith be desired to peruse the said Book and report 
his Opinion thereof to the Board. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 
Wednesday Sept' 3* 1736 

Present 
Earl of KgmoDt President 

M' Oglethorpe 

M' Heathcote 

D' Hales 

M' L'apostre 

M' Tho" Tower 

M' Laroche 

D' Bundy 

M' Hucks 

M' Burton 

M' Smith 

M' bed ford 

Received by the hands of IK Hales thirty Pounds the Benefaction of a 
Gentlewoman Whose Name is deoired to be conceard to be applied to- 
wards buildiDg a Church in Georgia. 

M' Smith reported to the Board that he had perus'd the little Book 
intitled the Lesser whole Duty of Man, Which M' Cave offer'd to reprint 
for the use of the People in Ge >rgia, and that he thought it worth the 
Acceptance of the Trustees for the aforesaid Use. 

Receiv'd One large Bible, One f »lio Compaon Prayer Book for the 
Church in Georgia, and Oue hundred Common Prayer Books for the use 
of the People the Benefaction of M' John Baskett. 
Resolv'd 

That John Fallowfield be appointed Collector at the Town of Savanah 
in the Province of Georgia. 



228 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That Thomas Causton be appointed Comptroller at the Town of Sa- 
yanah in the Province of Georgia 
Resolved 

That John Vanderplank be appointed Searcher at the Town of Sa- 
vanah in the Province of Georgia 
Resolved 

That John Brownfield be appointed Naval OflBcer for the Province of 
Georgia in the Room of John Vanderplank Who was appointed by this 
Board August 20*^ 1735 ; it being inconsistent for the same Person to be 
both Searcher and Naval Officer. 

Read a Power to James Oglethorpe Esq' to train, instruct, exercbe 
and govern a Militia in the Province of Georgia 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Power 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Sept' 10*^ 1735 

Present 
M' Tho' Tower President 
M' Laroche 
M' Heathcote 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds the Benefaction 
of a Gentlewoman Unknown paid in at the last Board. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five pounds five Shillings being 
the Consideration Money mentioned in the Grants to Mess" Patrick Mac- 
kay, John Mackay, George Dunbar John Cuthbert and Thomas Baillie 
being One Pound One Shilling for each Grant to be applied to the Pur- 
poses of the Charter. 

Receiv'd of M' Edward Brooksby One of the Church Wardens of the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 229 

Parish of 6^ John Hackney One hundred and seventy four Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings and Six pence being the Collection made in the said 
Parish to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Read an Appointment of John Fallowfield Collector at the Town of 
Savanah in the Province of Georgia. 

, Read an Appointment of Thomas Causton Comptroller at the Town of 
£lavanah in the Province of Oeorgia. 

Read an Appointment of John Vanderplank Searcher at the Town of 
Savanah in the Province of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said several Appoint- 
ments. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Appointments. 

Received by the hands of M' Oglethorpe five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of an Unknown Person to be applied towards building a 
Church in Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Sept' 17 1735 

Present 
M" Laroche President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hucks 
M' Tho* Tower 
D' Hales 
M' Burton 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred and Seventy four 
Pounds Eighteen Shillings and Six pence collected in the Parish of S^ 
John Hackney and paid in at the last Board. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five pounds five Shillmgs the 
Benefaction of a Gentleman Unknown paid in at the last Board. 



280 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Bead a Letter from M' Dumont French Minister at Rotterdam to 
Capt. Coram desiring that M' Becu a French Baker settled with the 
Saltzburghers in Georgia may have License to leave the Colony, and go 
to settle at Charles Town or at Purisburgh. 
Resolved 

That the said M' Dumont be informed that M' Been may have a Li- 
cense to leave the Colony on his repaying the Expence Which the Trus- 
tees have been at on his Account, and not Otherwise. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be retum'd to the Rev' M' New- 
combe Minister of 8^ John Hackney for his pains in making so hand- 
some a Collection in the said Parish, and to the Rev*' M^ Wilson for his 
excellent Sermon preached on the said Occasion. 

Received by the hands of D' Hales five Pounds five Shillings the Bene- 
faction of a Gentlewoman Unknown to be applied towards building a 
Church in Georgia. 
Resolv'd 

That D' Hales be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
said Benefaction. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Sept' 24^ 1735 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Holland 
M' Hucks 
D' Bundy 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five ShUlings the 
Benefaction of a Gentlewoman Unknown paid in at the last Board. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 231 

Palace Court 

Friday September 26"* 1736 

Present 
Earl of EgmoDt President 
M' Heathcote 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M^ Tho* Tower 
M' Burton 
D' Hales 
M' L'apostre 
M' Oglethorpe. 

ReceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for two hundred Pounds the Bene- 
faction of a Gentleman Who desires to be Unknown by the hands of M' 
Oglethorpe to be applied and distributed in Sums of forty Shillings to 
Each Family of the Persecuted German Protestants either gone or going 
to Georgia. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five pounds five Shillings being 
the Consideration Money mentioned in the Grants to Capt James Gas- 
coigne, M' William Horton, M' John Musgrove, M' Paul EEamilton, and 
M'' Walter Augustine at One Pound One Shilling each Grant. 
Resolved 

That the New Town be called Frederica. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to a Deed erecting a Court 
of Judicature for trying Causes as well Criminal as Civil in the Town of 
Frederica by the Name and Stile of the Town Court. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same 

Adjourn'd. 



232 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Thursday October 2. 1735 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' Laroche 
IK Hales 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 

(8ic) 

M^ Hucks 
M' Heathcote 
M' Smith 

Received by the hands of D' Hales One hundred Pounds being the 
Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown towards the 
Support of the Missionaries Who are going, or shall hereafter go to 
Georgia. 

Reoeiv'd by the hands of D' Hales ten Pounds ten Shillings the Bene- 
faction of William Belitha Esq' for the Aforesaid Purpose. 

Received by the hands of D' Hales five Pounds five Shillings the Bene- 
faction of a Gentlewoman Who desires to be Unknown for the Aforesaid 
Purpose. 

Received the Sum of ten Pounds ten Shillings the Benefaction of his 
Grace the Lord Arch Bishop of Canterbury to be laid out in proper 
Books for the Missionaries 

Received of M' John Williams a Cambridge Concordance and Six 
Books called Sacred and Moral Poems as his Bene£Eu;tion. 

Received by the hands of M' Adam Anderson One hundred Books 
call'd A Short and plain Instruction for the better Understanding of the 
Lord's Supper, And One hundred Books of the Principles and Duties of 
Christianity, the Benefaction of a Person Who desires to be Unknown. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 238 



Palace Court 

Tuesday October 7. 1735 

Present 
Capt Eyles President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Heathcote 
M' Laroche 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds the Bene- 
faction of a Gentlewoman Who desires to be Unknown paid in at the 
last Board. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings paid 
in at the last Board. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings paid in 
at the last Board. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for three Pounds thirteen Shillings 
Six Pence being the Consideration Money mentioned in the Several 
Grants to Paul Jenys and John Baker Esq", and M' Rowland Pytt at 
One Pound One Shilling Each, and ten Shillings and Six Pence for the 
Grant of M' John Browne. 

Receiv'd by the hands of the Rev* M' Wilson three hundred Books 
called the Principles and Duties of Christianity, And fifty Books called 
Plain Instructions for the better Understanding of the » Lord's Supper, 
the Benefaction of three Ladies Who deeire to be Unknown. 

Receiv'd two Books of D^ Owen's and M" James laneway's Works ; 
And two Books of Josephus's History, the Benefaction of W Joseph 
Marshall for the Publick Libraries in Georgia. 

Receiv'd by the hands of the Rev*" M' Smith a Receipt from the Bank 
for twenty Pounds the Benefaction of a Gentleman Who desires to be 
Unknown towards the Building of a Church in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Rev*^ M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees 
for the said Benefaction. 

Adjoum'd. 



284 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Friday October 10**^ 1735 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Tho- Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Burton 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche. 

Beceiv'd three Tubs of Vines, and ten Dozen of Burgundy Wine 
made by M' Charles King of Brumpton, as a Present from the said M" 
King to Tomo Ghachi. 

Receiv'd ten German Grammars the Benefaction of M' Thomas Lediard 
for the Use of the Colony. 

Beceiv'd One thousand PUls the Benefaction of M" Joshua Ward for 
the Use of the Colony. 

Seceiv'd a Parcel of Seed of the Egyptian Kale the Benefaction of 
Thomas Tower Esq' for the Use of the Colony. 
Besolved 

That a Representation be made to the Incorporated Society for propa- 
gating the Gospel in Foreign Parts, That, Whereas upon a Memorial 
from the Trustees, the said Society, out of a Regard to the Propagation 
of the Gospel, had allotted fifty Pounds ^ Ann. for a Missionary to the 
Colony of Georgia, and were pleas'd at the Request, and by the Nomi- 
nation of the Trustees, to give the fame to the Rev' M' Samuel Quincey, 
Who was thereupon authorised by them to perform all Religious and Ec- 
clesiastical Offices in the Town of Savanah in the said Province of Geor- 
gia ; And Whereas the said Trustees have for good and sufficient Reasons 
revoked the said Authority given to the said Rev* M' Samuel Quincey, 
and have appointed in his Stead the Rev* M' John Wesley to officiate in 
the said Town. And Whereas they have now embark'd many Persons to 
make a new Town on the Southern Frontier of the said Province, for 
Whose Comfort they have Authorised the said Rev* M' John Wesley to 
perform all Religious and Ecclesiastical Offices in the said new Town. The 
Trustees therefore desire that the Incorporated Society will allot the said 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 285 

fifty pounds ^ Ann. to the said Rev*' M' John Wesley for his Support 

and Maintenance as a Missionary in the said new Town. 

Resolved 

That the Authority granted to the Rev*' M' Samuel Quincey for per- 
forming the Duty of a Clergyman in the Town of Savanah be revoked. 
And that the Rev** M' John Wesley be appointed to succeed him, and 
that the Secretary do acquaint M' Quincey therewith. 

Read a License for the Rev*' M' John Wesley to perform the Duty of 
a Clergyman in the Town of Savanah in the Room of the Rev^ M' Sam- 
uel Quincey 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be afiSz'd to the same 

Which was affiz'd accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the Same 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday October 29 1735 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Hucks 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 

The Accomptant acquainted the Board that M' Madockes of the Bank 
had on the seventeenth Instant received twenty Pounds in a Letter from 
an Unknown Person for the Georgia Trust. 
Resolved 

That the said Money be applied towards building a Church in Geor- 
gia, and that it be advertised that the Trustees have agreed to apply it in 
that manner. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Consideration Money mentioned in the Grant to M' Philip George Fred- 
erick Van Reck paid in the 23^ of October last. 



286 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Seal'd an Authority to the Rev*' M' John MacLeod to perform Eoderi- 
astical Offices in Georgia. 

Beceiv'd of the Bev^ M' Smith two Pounds two Shillings the Benefac- 
tion of a Gentleman Who desires his Name to be conceal'd to be applied 
towards building a Church in Georgia. 

Beceiv'd of Samuel Holden Esq' by the hands of Thomas Tower Esq' 
twenty One Pounds the Benefaction of the said M' Holden to be applied 
to the Purposes of the Charter. 

M' Gordon attended and was called in, and told that When M' Ogle- 
thorpe shall have sent the Trustees an Account how the Affairs of the 
Colony stand in relation to the Complaints of the said (Gordon, they will 
then consider of his Demands, but cannot before. 

Bead a Letter from M' Harbin dated Amsterdam October 21"^ 1735 
Ordered 

That the Accomptant do write to him, that as he meets with Difficul- 
ties, and as the Season is so late, And as several Servants have already 
been sent with M' Oglethorpe, he do proceed no further in his Commis- 
sion but immediately return to England. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Saturday November 1* 1735 

Present 
M' Tho' Tower President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for twenty One Pounds paid in at 
the last Board by the hands of Thomas Tower Esq' 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings paid 
in at the last Board by the hands of the Bev^ M' Smith. 

Beceiv'd of M' John Hall ten ShUlings and six Pence his Benefiiction 
to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Adjour 'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 287 



Palace Court 

Friday November 7 1735 

Present 
Capt. Eyles President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
D' Hales 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Chandler 
Alderman Heathcote 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

BeceiVd a Beceipt from the Bank for ten Shillings and Six pence the 
Benefaction of M' John Hall paid in at the last Board. 

Eeceiv'd a Tub of Madder Roots the Benefaction of M' Philip Miller 
of Chelsea for the Use of the Colony. 

Beceiv'd of M' Joseph Nicholls ten Shillings and Six pence his Bene- 
faction to be applied to the Purposes of the Charter. 

Received of the ReV' Jy Hales thirteen Pounds and thirteen Shillings 
to be applied towards the Support of the Missionaries in Georgia, Where- 
of ten Guineas the Benefaction of a Gentlewoman by the hands of W 
Belitha Esq', the said Gentlewoman desiring to have her Name conceaFd, 
And three Guineas the Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to 
have her Name conceal'd by the hands of the Rev** M" Thurold Minister 
of Ludgate Church. 

Adjourn'd. 



238 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday November 12 1735 

PreseDt 
M' Chandler President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 

M" Lawlej attended and paid in ten Pounds from her Husband M^ 
Richard Lawley to be applied for the use and Benefit of their Son 
Richard Lawley gone to Georgia by the Ship Simond 

Receiv'd of M' Chandler ten Pounds ten Shillings to be applied to the 
Religious Useis of the Colony. 
Ordered 

That a Petition be prepared to his Majeisty for his Royal Instruction to 
the Lieutenant Governor of South Carolina, not to suffer any Person to 
have Lands run out beyond the River Savanah pursuant to the Treaty 
with the Yamasee Indians. 

Receiv'd of Michael Wilson ten Pounds towards the Ezpence of send- 
ing him and his Wife Alkey to Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Monday November 17 1735 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Hucks 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler. 
Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Shillings and Six Pence the 
Benefaction of M' Joseph NichoUs for the Purposes of the Charter. 
Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for thirteen Pounds thirteen Shil- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 289 

lings paid in by the Bev' D^ Hales November the 7 Lsstant towards the 
support of the Missionaries in Georgia. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Founds paid in at the last 
Board by M" Lawley. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings paid in 
at the last Board by Richard Chandler Esq^ 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by M" 
Michael Wilson at the last Board. 

M' Tho* Tower D' Bundy and M' Laroche came in. 

Receiv'd from M' John Skinner a Branch for the first Church in 
Georgia being his Benefaction. 

Receiv'd from Christopher Tower Esq" a Keg containing a Gtdlon of 
Lucerne Seed his Benefaction for the Use of the Colony. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings the 
Benefaction of M" William Patten to be applied to the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Read a Petition to the King for his Royal Instruction to the Lieutenant 
Gov' or the Gov' for the time being of South Carolina not to permit the 
Running out of any Lands, or making any Grants of Lands to the South- 
ward of the River Alatamaha. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Petition. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday December 3. 1735 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Vernon 
M' Bedford 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Receiv'd of M" Edy Hody by the hands of M' Arch Deacon Stubbs 
the sum of five Pounds to be applied towards the Support of the Mis- 
sionaries gone to Georgia. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid 



240 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

in for M^ William Bradley being the Consideration Money mention'd in 
hie Grant 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Ninety Six Pounds 
fifteen ShOlings and Eight Pence paid in by the Society for promoting 
Christian Knowledge by the hands of William Tillard Esq' being the 
Expence of M" De Reck and the Saltzburghers with him from their set- 
ting out from Augsburg to their being Shipp'd at Rotherhith ; and for a 
Bale of Leather, Thread, Knives, and Awl Blades for the Saltzburghers. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid 
in by M" Sarah Hart for the Use of her Husband Richard Hart Servant 
to William Abbot on board the London Merchant for Georgia. 
Ordered 

That an Advertisement be put into the Daily Advertizer of to Morrow 
in the following Words. Viz* Whereas the following Advertisement was 
inserted in the Daily Advertizer of Monday the first Listant. 

Wanted for Georgia directly 

Six Smiths, four good Carpenters, four Sawyers, and forty Country- 
men Servants. A Ship sails next friday the 5**" Listant. John Taylor 
for the Merchant at the new Bank and Crown Alehouse behind the 
Royal Exchange London. 

N B. The Merchant lives in Georgia, and now is in Town, but goes 
on Ship board next friday in Order to return, and takes his Servants 
with him, giving all proper Encouragement. 

The Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America hereby 
give Notice, that the said Advertisement was inserted without their Direc- 
tion or Knowledge ; They having constantly endeavor'd to discounte- 
nance such Practices. — and that it be sign'd by the Accomptant. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 241 



Palace Court 

Wednesday December lO'** 1735 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Vernon 
M' Hacks 
M' Laroche. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for four Pounds four Shillings the 
Benefaction of the Rev* M' Charles Hawtrey Sub Dean of Exeter by the 
hands of M' Robert Bishop towards building a Church in Georgia. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds the Benefaction of (^ 

M" Edy Hody paid in at the last Board. 

Read a Letter from the Rev* M' Samuel Quincy desiring to leave the 
Colony, and return to England in the next Month of March, and that 
the Trustees will appoint One to succeed him. 
Resolved 

That a Memorial be presented to the Licorporated Society^ for propa- 
gating the Gospel in foreign Parts, setting forth that the Trustees have 
appointed the Rev* M' John Wesley to officiate as a Clergyman in the 
Town of Savanah in the room of the Rev* M' Samuel Quincy, and de- 
siring the said Licorporated Society to allot the Salary of fifty Pounds 
^ Ann to the said Rev* M' John Wesley from the time that the said 
Rev* M' Samuel Quincey shall leave the Colony of Georgia 

Receiv'd by the hands of Thomas Tower Esq' a large Church Bible 
and three Volumes in Folio of Arch Bishop Tillotson's Works, the Bene- 
faction of a Gentleman, Who desires to have his Name concealed, for a 
Parochial Library belonging to One of the Churches to be built in the 
Colony of Georgia. 

Read Several Letters from the Colony of Georgia. 

Refer'd the same to the Committee of Correspondence. 

The Earl of Egmont laid before the Board a Letter from Thomas 
Broughton Esq' Lieutenant Gov' of S"" Carolina relating to the Indian 
ri6 0. r., V. 1.] 



242 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

• 

Trade with Complaints against Capt Patrick Mackaj and several Affi- 
davits relating thereto. 
Beeolved 

That the same be refer'd to the Committee of Correspondence. 
Besolved 

That the Earl of Egmont and M' Chandler be added to the Committee 
of Correspondence. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday DeC 17 1736 

At a Meeting of Trustees Assembled by Summons. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Bead a Memorial from the Trustees to the Incorporated Society for 
propagating the Gospel in foreign Parts, acquainting them with the Be- 
quest of the BeV' M' Samuel Quincey to leave the Colony of Georgia 
in the next Month of March ; And desiring the fifty pounds ^ Ann 
given by the said Society to a Missionary may be allotted to the Bev^ 
M' John Wesley for his Support and Maintenance in the Town of Sa- 
vanah in Georgia. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affiz'd to the said Memorial. 

Which was Affiz'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Bev** D' Lavington Bector and the Church 
Wardens of the Parish of S^ Michael fiaasisshaw London or Any two of 
them to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the Purposes of the 
Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 243 

Palace Court 

Wednesday December 24. 1736. 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M' Vernon 
Earl of Egmont 
Alderman Kendal 
M' Laroche 
D' Bundy 
M' Smith. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for thirty Six Pounds fifteen Shil- 
lings being paid in by the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge 
by the hands of William Tillard Esq' for Cattle and Fowls supplied the 
Saltzburghers at Ebenezer Who went to Georgia under the care of M" 
John Vat. 

Received a lleceipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of M' Benjamin Sprint to be applied to the Religious Uses 
of the Colony. . " 

Received a Bible in the German Language by D' Martin Luther Printed 
in the Year 1605 the Benefaction of the R' Hon^^ the Earl of Egmont 
for the Use of the Colony. 

On Reading the Memorial, from the Trustees to the Licorporated So. 
ciety for propagating the Gospel in foreign Parts Which was seal'd at 
the last Boardy and some Alterations bei^ made therein. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Memorial as 
alter'd. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Order'd 

That the Memorial seal'd at the last Board be canceled. 

Received by the hands of the Rev* Dr. Bundy five pounds five Shillings 
the Benefaction of a Lady, Who desires to have her Name conceal'd, to 
be applied towards building of Churches in Georgia. 



244 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Eesolv'd 

That the Bev'' D' Bundy be desired to return the IhankB of the Tras- 
tecs for the same. 

Adjoum'd 

Palace Court 

Monday Jan'y 12 173| 

Present 
S' William Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
ly Bundy 
M' Bedford. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings paid in 
by D' Bundy at the last Board. 

Received five hundred of the lesser Duty of Man the Benefaction of 
M' Edward Cave for the Use of the poor Inhabitants of Georgia. 

Receiv'd by Col, Cecil a fine, black Stone Horse about seven Years 
Old, fifteen hands hi^h, and worth thirty Pounds, the Benefaction of 
James Oglethorpe Esq' for the Use of the Colony. 

On Reading the Memorial from the Trustees to the Incorporated 
Society for propagating the Gospel in foreign Parts, Which was seal'd at 
the last Board, and some further Alterations being made therein. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be AiSx'd to the said Memorial as 
further alter'd. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Orderd 

That the Memorial seal'd at the last Board be canceFd. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 245 

Palace Court 

Friday Jan'' 16*^ 173f 

Present 
D' Bundj President. 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tjrconnel 
M' Vernon 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Hucks 
M' White. 
Resolved 

That the R' Rev* the Lord Bishop of Gloucester be desired to preach 
the Anniversary Sermon on Thursday March 18*^ 173| 

M' Vernon acquainted the Board that the Licorporated Society for 
propagating the Gospel in foreign Parts have in pursuance of the Trus- 
tees Memorial of Jan'^ 12^ Instant agreed to comply with the said Me- 
morial for allowing to the Rev* M' Wesley the fifty pounds ^ Ann 
Which the said Society have hitherto allowed to the Rev* M' Quincey, 
from the time the said M' Quincey'o Salary determines; And that the 
Incorporated Society are willing to continue the said fifty pounds ^ Ann 
untill the Trustees are able to maintain their own Minister Which they 
recommend to the Trustees to do as soon as may be. 
Order'd 

That Thanks be given to the Incorporated Society for their Agreement 
to the said Memorial, And that they be assured that the Trustees will use 
their utmost Endeavours to ease the said Society of that Charge as soon 
as may be. 

Read a Paragraph in a Letter from the Rev* D' Hales to M' Hucks 
with an Account of his having twenty five Guineas in his hands to be ap- 
plied towards the building of Churches, and with M' Belitha's desire that 
M' Hucks will subscribe ten Pounds for him towards the same. 

And M' Hucks did accordingly subscribe M' Belitha's Name for the 
said Sum. 

Adjoum'd. 



246 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Monday Feb'^ 2. 17^ 

Preeent 
Earl of Egmont President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' White 
M' Vernon 
D' Bundy 
M' Tracy 

Alderman fleathcote 
M' Hucks 

Heceiv'd by the hands of the Rev** D' Hales One Pound One Shilling 
the Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown, five 
Pounds five Shillings the Benefaction of the Rev** M^ Metcalfe of Sun- 
bury Middlesex, five Pounds five Shillings the Benefaction of a Gentle 
Woman Who desires to be Unknown, four Pounds four Shillings the 
Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown, and ten 
Pounds ten Shillings the Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires 
to be Unknown; All to be applied towards building of Churches in 
Georgia. 

Receiv'd by the Rev** D' Hales ten Pounds ten Shillings the BenefSEU> 
tion of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown towards the Sup- 
port of the Missionaries in Georgia. 

Receiv'd by the Rev* D' Hales twenty Pounds the Benefaction of a 
Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown towards the Support of the 
Missionaries in Georgia, or towards the Support of the Minister of any 
particular Congregation already Establish'd there. 

Read a Letter from John Temple Esq' to the Earl of Egmont desiring 
his Lordship to subscribe ten Pounds ten Shillings for him towards buUd- 
ing a Church in Georgia. 

And the Earl of Egmont did accordingly subscribe ten Pounds ten 
Shillings for the said John Temple Esq' by . warrant of the said Letter 
dated Jan'^ 26 173| 
Resolved 

That the Secretary do in the name of the Trustees desire the Rev* M*^ 
Watts of Lincoln's Inn to preach the Anniversary Sermon on Thursday 
]\Iarch the IS*** 173| 

Adjourn'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 247 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb^^ 11 173| 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' White 
M' Vernon 
D' Bundy 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Six Pounds fifteen Shillings 
paid in at the last Board by the Rev*' D' Hales being the Benefaction of 
Seyeral Persons for the Religious Uses as mentioned in the last Minutes. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'^ 18«» 173f 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
D' Bundy 
M' Tracy 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Hucks 
M' White. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings being 
the Benefaction of a Gentleman Who desires to be Unknown by the 
hands of Rogers Holland Esq' to be applied to the Religious Uses of the 
Colony. 



248 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Eead a Petition to the House of CommoDS for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for a further Establishment and Becuritj of the 
Province of Georgia. 

Which was approved of. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Thursday Feb'y 26 173| 

Capt. Eyies President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho' Tower 
Lord Carpenter 
ly Bundy 
D' Hales 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Hucks 
S' William Heathcote 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for thirteen Pounds thirteen Shil- 
lings and nine Pence paid in by the Bev^ D' Lavington and M' James 
Reynolds being collected in the Parish of & Michael Bassishaw London 
for the building of Churches in Georgia. 

Read a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for a further Establishment and Security of the 
Province of Georgia. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd. i. r. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 249 

Vestry Room of S' Bride's 

Tluraday March IS'*^ 173f 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' Holland 
D' Hales 
M' Hucks, 
M' Burton 
M' Anderson 
M' Bedford 
D' Bundy 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in by M"^ 
Cornelius Dutch for the third Payment from the Apothecaries Company 
for encouraging and improving Botany and Agriculture. 

Receiv'd by the hands of the Rev* M' Smith One Pound Seven Shil- 
lings the Benefaction of the Rev*^ M' Fox of Reading to be applied to- 
wards building of Churches in Georgia. 

The General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees with Observa- 
tions thereon was read and order'd to be enter'd. 

Adjourned. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday March 31"* 1736 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' HoUand 
M' Digby 
M' Sloper 
D' Bundy 
Lord Tyrconnel 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound Seven Shillings the 



250 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Benefaction of the Hev'' M' Fox of Reading to be applied towards build- 
ing Churches in Georgia. 

Received by the hands of the Earl of Egmont One hundred Pounds 
towards building of a Church in the Town of Savanah and One hun- 
dred Pounds for the cultivating Lands for the Religious Uses at the said 
Town, being a Charity left by the Viscountess Sondes to be applied by 
M" Katherine Southwell as She should think fit. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Egmont be desired to return the thanks of the Trus- 
tees for the said Benefaction 

Aajouru'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday ApriU 7*^ 1736. 

Present 
D' Bundy President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' HoUand. 

Received a Receipt for two hundred Pounds from the Bank being so 
much paid in by the Earl of Egmont at the last Board. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Tuesday ApriU 20*»^ 1736. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' L'apostre. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid in 
M' Thomas Ormston being the Consideration Money mention'd in his 
Grant 

Adjoum'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 251 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 21" 1736. 

Present 
M' Digby President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Chandler 
Lord Carpenter 
M' L'apostre. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of the Earl of Egmont One hundred Pounds, 
being another Benefaction of M" £[atherine Southwell out of the Money 
left by the Viscountess Sondes in the disposal of the said M" Southwell 
to be applied in cultivating Lands for the Religious Uses of the Colony 
towards the Maintenance of a Catechist in Savanah. 

Receiv'd by the hands of the Earl of Egmont twenty five Pounds the 
Benefaction of S' Philip Parker Long to be applied towards cultivating 
Lands for the Religious Uses of the Colony. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Egmont be desired to return the thanks of the Trus- 
tees to M" Southwell and S' Philip Parker Long for their said 
Benefactions. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday May 5**^ 1736 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' More 
M' Anderson. 

ReceiT*d a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds paid in by 
the Earl of Egmont at the last Board. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty five Pounds paid in by 
the Earl of Egmont at the last Board. 



262 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Seceiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds the Bene- 
Auction of a Oentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown paid in by the 
Bev"^ jy Hales to be applied for the Support of the Missionaries in 
Georgia. 

This day Bobert More Esq" presented to the Board his Besignation 
under his hand and Seal dated Aprill 16. 1736 of the Office of One of 
the Common Council of the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of 
Georgia in America ; As likewise the Besignation of John White Esq' 
under his hand and Seal dated Aprill 26 1736 of the said Office of One 
of the Common Council of the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of 

Georgia in America. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday May 19 1736 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Vernon 
Lord Tyrcounel 
Lord Carpenter 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in by the 
Bev* M' Burton; Whereof five Pounds the Benefaction of the Bev* M' 
Herbert Bandolph of Deal to be applied to the Beligious Uses of the 
Colony; five Pounds the Benefaction of a Clergyman Who desires his 
Name to be conceal'd to be applied to the same Uses ; And ten Pounds 
from a Benefactor Whose Name is desired to be conceal'd being the third 
Annual Payment to be continued for the term of the Benefactor's Life, 
but given for five Years certain ior the Endowment of a Catechist in 
Georgia. 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for fifteen Pounds paid in by George 
Heathcote Esq' to be applied for the encouraging and improving Botany 
and Agriculture. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 253 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 2 1736 

Present 
M' Tho* Tower President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre. 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of His Majesty's Treas- 
ury praying their Directions for the immediate Is^^uing the Sum of ten 
thousand Pounds granted in the last Session of Parliament to his Majesty 
towards settling and securing the Colony of Georgia. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

Keceiv'd by the hands of the Rev* M' Smith twenty Pounds collected 
by the Rev* D' Crow in the Parish of S* Botolph's Bishopsgate. 
Resolved 

That M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
same. 

Received by the hands of M' William Thomlioson a Quantity of Iron 
Ware for building a Church and House for the Minister in Georgia to 
the Value of fifty Pounds the Benefaction of the Rev* D' Robert Thom- 
linson of Whickan near Newcastle upon Tyne in the Bisboprick of 
Durham 
Resolved 

That a Letter of Thanks be sent to the said D' Thomlinson. 

Received six Dozen of Mens Mint short Stockings at twenty two Shil- 
lings ^ Doz. £ 6. 12. 0. two Dozen of Womens blew and green Stock- 
ings with scarlet Clocks at twenty Shillings ^ Dozen. Value £ 2. 0. 
Seven Dozen of Womens blew Stockings with white Chevred Clocks at 
twenty Shillings f>> Doz. Value £ 7. 0. Six Dozen of Womens blew 
Stockings with plain white Clocks at Eighteen Shillings ^ Dozen. Val. 
£5. 8. And One Dozen of Womens blew Siockings with plain White 
Clocks at seventeen Shillings the Doz. the Whole Value £21. if. 0. 
the Benefaction of Henry Archer Esq'. 



254 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That M" Thomas Tower be desired to return the thanks of the Trus- 
tees for the same 

ReceiVd fifty four Books for the Library in Georgia the Benefaction 
of the Earl of Egmont, for Which the Board returned their thanks to 
his Lordship. 

Received from the Associates of the late D" Bray a Parochial Library 
for Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 9*^ 1736 

Present 
M^ Hucks President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tho' Tower 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds paid in May 7 1736 
by M' Robert Sedgwick the Benefaction of his Grace the Duke of Rich- 
mond for encouraging and improving Botany and Agriculture. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in June 4 
1736 by the Rev* M' Smith being the Collection made by the Rev* D' 
Crow in the Parish of & Botolph without Bishopsgate for the Purposes of 
the Charter. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid June 4 1736 
by the Hon^ James Vernon Esq' being the Value of a Bank Note sent 
to the Rev* D' Hales in a Letter from an Unknown Person, to be applied 
towards the Maintenance of the Clergymen that are gone to Georgia to 
instruct the Natives in the Christian Faith. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid in 
June 4 1736 by M' William Aglionby being the Consideration Money 
mention'd in his Grant. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds paid in June 4 1736 
by William Tillard Esq' for the Hon**** Society for promoting Christian 
EInowledge, to be Applied for the payment of Salaries for half a Year 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 255 

from the said Society to the Missionaries, and School Master for the Saltz- 
burghers in Qeorgia ending November the !•* next. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds Seven Shillings paid 
in June the 8*** 1736 by M' Joseph Brazier being the Purchase Money for 
Seventy five Deer Skins sold to him; Whereof fourteen were good and 
weighed thirteen Pounds. Eight weighing six Pounds and a half, twelve 
weighing Seven Pounds and a half, twenty five weighing fifteen Pounds, 
and Sixteen weighing Eighteen Pounds and a half. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings paid in 
June 8 1736 by M' Patrick Graham and M' Isaac Young being One 
Pound One Shilling Each for the Consideration Money mention'd in their 
respective Grants. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred and thirty two 
Pounds Nineteen Shillings paid in June 8 1736 by M' Alderman Heath- 
cote being the Balance that was then in his hands. 

Read an Instruction given in the King's Name by her Majesty Guar- 
dian of the Realm, requiring the Trustees to cause his Majesty's Order of 
the 29* of Aprill last for praying for the Princess of Wales to be forth- 
with publish'd in the several Parish Churches And Other Places of 
Divine Worship within the Colony of Georgia in America. 
Resolved 

That a Copy of the said Instruction be immediately sent to M' Ogle- 
thorpe, and that he be desired to take care that Obedience be paid thereto. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 16 1736 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Laroche 
M' Hucks. 
Order'd 

That Copies of the following Letters and Depositions transmitted from 
M' Oglethorpe be laid before his Grace the Duke of Newcastle his Maj- 
esty's principal Secretary of State. Viz*. 



256 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

A Letter from M' Oglethorpe to the Governor of Augustine Feb'^ 15 

173| 
Extract of a Letter from Capt Dempsej at Augustine to M" Oglethorpe 

March 29 N S 1736 
Extract of a Letter from Capt Dempsej to M' Oglethorpe Aprill 1'* 

1736 
Extract of a Letter from Capt Dempsey to M' Oglethorpe April 5** 

1736 
A Letter from M' Oglethorpe to Capt Dempsey Aprill 10**" 1736 
A Letter from M' Oglethorpe to the Gov' of Augustine Aprill 10*^ 1736 . 
A Letter from M' Oglethorpe to Capt Dempsey Aprill 12 1736 
Deposition of M' Jonathan Brian March 30"* 1736 
Deposition of M' William Horton Aprill 13 1736 
Depositions of John Latter John Barber Richard Pike David Holmes 

and Derby Kellyhorne Aprill 13 1736 
A Letter from M' Oglethorpe at Frederica to the Trustees ApriU 17 

1736 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Thursday June 17 1736 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President. 

Lord Carpenter 

M' Vernon 

M' Laroche 

M' Hucks 

M' L'apoatre 

Alderman Heathcote 
Resolved 

That M' Vernon be desired to lay before the Duke of Newcastle the 
Memorial Letters and Depositions transmitted from M' Oglethorpe, and 
that he be desired to acquaint bis Grace that the Trustees observe there 
are Matters of great consequence in the said Letters ; And there being 
Mention made in them of Orders and Instructions which M^ .Oglethorpe 
received from his Majesty, the Particulars of Which the Trustees are not 



COLONIAL RECORDS- 267 

acquainted with ; The Trustees do submit the Whole to his Grace to send 
such Orders as his Grace shall judge necessary. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 23 1736 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon. 

Bead a Letter of Attorney impoweriug the Accountant to receive at 
the Exchecquer the ten thousand Pounds granted by the Parliament in 
the last Sessions for the further securing and settling the Colony of 
Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affiz'd to the said Letter of 
Attorney 

Which was affix'd accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Order'd 

That in the next Letters that are sent to Georgia M' Christie the Re- 
corder be directed to make up an Accounc of the Proceedings of the 
Town Court from the date of the last Wuicb was sent over ; And that 
for the future he do send over an Account every Quarter of a Year of 
the said Proceedings ; And that he do certify to the Trustees Whether 
any Fees have been taken and ot What Value for issuing and executing 
of Processes. And likewise What fees are taken in the Jayl, and at the 
discharge of any Persons from thence. 

Adjourn'd. 



[17 0. r.,T.1.3 



258 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wedneeday July 7 1736 

Present 
M" L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 

M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from tha Bank for ten thousand Pounds received by 
the Accountant at the Exchequer (being so much granted the last Ses- 
sions of Parliament for the further securing and settling the Colony of 
Georgia) and paid in by him into the Bank the 2^ Instant Viz* 

£ d 

Net Money arising from the said Issue .... 9742. 2. 6 

Fees at the Treasury remitted 7. 3. 6 

Fees at the Pells 37. 17. 

Fees at the Auditor of the Keceipc 62. 17. 

Fees at the Tellers Office 150. 0. 



£ 10 000. 0. 
Bead a Narrative sign'd by M' Robert Millar the Botanist of his Pro- 
ceedings in the several Voyages and Journies Which he made pursuant 
to the Trustees Instructions] 
Refer^d the same to the Common Council 

Adjoum'di 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 18. 1736. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President.; 
M' Hucks 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Tho' Tower 
D' Hales. 

ReceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 259 

in the 14*'' Instant by M' David Blair being the Consideration Money 
mention'd in his Grant. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid 
in the 14^ Instant by M' Thomas Boyd being the Consideration money 
mention'd in his Grant. 

Read a Letter from M' Oglethorpe dated Aprill 14*^ 1736 relating to 
the Behaviour of M' Quincey in Georgia. 

Read a Letter from M' Oglethorpe dated May 18^ 1736 receiVd the 
11^ Instant. 
Resolv'd 

That a Copy of the said Letter be sent to his Grace the Duke of New- 
castle One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. 

Read a Letter from Francis Moore dated May 18, 1736 with the Ac- 
counts of the Ships Peter and James, and the James. 

Receiv'd of the R* Hon"* the Earl of Derby fifty Pounds being the 
third and last Payment due from the late Earl of D^rby for the encour- 
agiDg and improving of Botany and Agriculture. 
Resolved 

That the Advertisement dated June 9 1736 Which was orderM to be 
publish'd in the South Carolina Gazette be printed in the London Ga- 
zette of Tuesday next and the Daily and General Advertisers of Wed- 
nesday next 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Sept' 8. 1736. 

Present 
Alderman Heathcote President 
M' Tho" Tower 
Earl of Egmont 
M'More 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hucks 
Lord Carpenter 
D' Hales. 

Receiv'd a Bag of Barilla Seed from Spain the Benefaction of M"^ 
Solomon Merrett to be sowed in Georgia. 



260 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Beceiy'd four large tubs of Bamboo Plants from the East Indies the 
Benefaction of Samuel Skinner Esq' to be planted in Qeorgia. 

Received One large tub of Bamboo Plants the Benefaction of M' Rich- 
ard Martjn to be planted in Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Oct' 6. 1736. 

Present 
M' Tho' Tower President. 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M' Bedford 
D' Hales 
M' Vernon 
M' Hucks. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Minister and Church Wardens of the Par- 
ish of Stoke Newington to take Subscriptions and collect Money for the 
Purposes of the Charter. 

Read a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Newcastle Principal Secre- 
tary of State with the Copy of a Letter from Mens' Geraldino Agent 
for the King of Spain, containing several Complaints against the In- 
habitants of the new Colony of Georgia. 

Read a Letter from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Planta- 
tions desiring a Conference with the Trustees on the Subject Matter of 
Mons' Geraldino's Letter. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Egmont M' Yernon M' Tho' Tower M' Hucks M' 
Lapostre and D' Hales or Any two of them be desired to confer with the 
Lords Comm" for Trade and Plantations on the Subject Matter of Mons' 
Geraldino's Letter on Wednesday Oct' the 13*** Instant. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Egmont M' Vernon M' Tho' Tower and M' Hucks 
or any two of them be desired to confer with the R' Hon*"** the Lord Car- 
teret concerning the English Right to Carolina. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 261 

Order'd 

That the Secretary do wait on the Lord Carteret with Copies of the 
several Letters from the Duke of Newcastle MonsT Gferaldino and the 
Lords Comm" for Trade and Plantations; And that he do desire his 
Lordship to appoint a time when the Trustees may confer with him on 
the aforesaid Subject. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Oct' 13 1736 

Present 
M' Hucks President. 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Tho' Tower 
Alderman Heathcote. 
Ordered 

That Copies of the Duke of Newcastle's Letter, Mons^ Geraldino's 
Letter, and the Letter from the Lords Comm" of Trade and Plantations 
be sent by the first Opportunity to M' Oglethorpe 

The Board on reading the Duke of Newcastle's Letter and Mons' Ger- 
aldino's Letter dated Sept" 21*^ 1736 drew up a Bepresentation to her 
Majesty on tbe subject Matter of the said Mons' Qeraldino's Letter. 

Adjouru'd 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Oct' 20 1736 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
D' Bundy 
M' Chandler. 



262 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Bead a BepreseotatioQ to her Majesty on the Subject Matter of MonsT 
GeraldiDo's Letter dated Sept' 21. 1736 inclosed in a Letter from his 
Grace the Dake of Newcastle dated Sept' 27. 1736. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Representation. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' 10 1736 

Present 
jy Hales President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Tho' Tower 
Bishop of London Derry. 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
D' Bundy. 

Beceiy'd by the hands of the Bev'' D' Thomas five Pounds five Shil- 
lings the Benefaction of a Person Who desires to be Unknown to be Ap- 
plied towards building of Churches in Georgia 
Besolved 

That the Bev"^ IK Thomas be desired to return the thanks of the Trus- 
tees to the said Person for the said Benefaction. 

SeaFd a Commission to the Bev'' M' Woodford Bector and the Church 
Wardens of the two United Parishes of S^ George Botolph Lane and S* 
Botolph near Billingsgate London or auy two of them to take Subscrip- 
tions and collect Money for the Purposes of the Charter 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 263 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' 24 1736 

Present 
M'L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Anderson 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 

Received by the hands of the Bev*^ M' Smith a Receipt from the Bank 
for thirty six Pounds ten Shillings and six Pence paid in the 10*^ instant 
by the Rev' M' Ralph Thoresby being so much collected in the County 
of Middlesex for the general Purposes of the Charter 

Receiv'd of the said M' Smith One Pound Eleven Shillings and Six 
Pence being a further Collection in the said Parish paid him by the 
Abovemention'd M' Thoresby in full of the said Collection making in the 
whole thirty Eight Pounds two Shillings. 
Resolved 

That M' Smith be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to the 
Rev' M' Thoresby for his excellent Sermon and the great Pains he has 
taken in the said Collection. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings paid 
in the 18*^ Instant by the hands of the Rev' D' Thomas being the Bene- 
fiiction of a Person Unknown, to be applied towards building of Churches 
in Georgia. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty three Pounds Six Shil- 
lings and Eight Pence to be applied towards encouraging and improving 
Botany and Agriculture in Georgia. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to the Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for 
Trade and Plantations to remind him, That a Petition from the Trustees 
was presented to the Queen in Council July 30 1735 and refer'd to the 
Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations the 14*^ of August fol- 
lowing for Cannon Ammunition &c to fortify the Province of Georgia. 
That the Trustees, not being so happy as to hear of any Dispatch as yet 



264 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

given to the said Application, and being alarm'd with Reports of Dangers 
with Which the new Settlement is threatened, do desire him to lay such 
Letter before their Lordships, not doubting but they will give proper 
Directions concerning the same 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Dec' !■* 1736 

Present 
Earl of Egmont Preddent 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 

• Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound Eleven Shillings and 
six Pence paid in at the last Board by the hands of the Rev' M' Smith. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do wait on the Bishop of London Derry and ac- 
quaint him, that the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of G^eorgia 
and the Associates of the late D' Bray do request his Lordship to preach 
the Anniversary Sermon on the third thursday in March next 

M' Tho' Tower reported to the Board that M' Vernon and himself had 
waited on the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations on the Sub- 
ject Matter of the Trustees Petition to her Majesty in Council July the 
30 1735 for Cannon Ammunition Ac to fortify the Province of Greorgia, 
and refer'd to their Lordships the 14^ of August following. And that 
their Lordships acquainted them, that they waited for some further In- 
formations before they could make their Report on the said Petition, as well 
as on Another Petition from the Trustees to his Majesty dated Nov' 17 1735 
for an Listruction to the Governor or Lieut. Oovemor of South Carolina 
for the time being not to permit the running out of any Lands or mak- 
ing any Grants of Lands to the Southward of the River Alatamaha. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 26& 



Palace Court 

Wedneeday December 16 1736 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Tho' Tower 
D" Hales 
D' Bundj 
M' Belitha 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

The Bev' M' Charles Wesley attended and presented to the Board a 
Letter from M' Oglethorpe dated July 26 1736, and several Papers giv- 
ing Account of Conferences between M' Oglethorpe and the Indians 
And Other Papers relating to the State of the Colony 
Besolved 

That a Committee be appointed to take the said Papers into Considera- 
tion friday next at 12 o'Clock. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday December 22 1736 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
Lord Carpenter 
D' Bundy 
Alderman Cater. 

S' Jacob Desbouverie Bar* having in a Conference with some of the 
Trustees made them an Offer of a Benefaction of One thousand Pounds, 
and intimated hb Desire that the same should be applied to the carrying 



266 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

over a number of Persecuted German Proteetants to be ServantB in 

Georgia, 

Resolved 

That the same be refer^d to the Common Council. 

A Letter was drawn up to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle Principal 
Secretary of State. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the said Letter and send it with Copies of videLet- 
the Conferences Which M' Oglethorpe had with the Chickesaw LidiansNo.i p.l 
to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 
Wednesday Jan-^ 12 173f 
Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Oglethorpe 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Carpenter 
D' Hales 
M' Belitha 
M' Laroche 
M' Tho' Tower 
D' Bundy 
M' Hucks 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M' Bedford. 

M' Oglethorpe made a Report to the Board of his Proceedings in 
Georgia from the time of his landing there in Feb*^ last, and of the 
present State of the Colony ; and likewise laid before them two Treaties 
of Peace between the People settled at Georgia, and the Spaniards at B* 
Augustine, concluded and ratified the first by Charles Dempsey Esq' 
(appointed by M' Oglethorpe for that Purpose) and the Council of War 
at S* Augustine ; The Other by the said Charles Dempsey Esq% and Den 
Francisco Del Moral Sanches Gov' of 6* Augustine dated Oct' 26. 1736. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 267 

Beeolved 

That James Oglethorpe Eeq' be coDgratulated on his safe Return to 
England; And that the Thanks of the Trustees be given to him for the 
many and important Services done by him for the Colony of Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to M' John Tanner for the 
Services Which JM' Oglethorpe reported he had done for the Colony, 
Ordered 

That Letters of thanks be sent to Capt Windham and Capt Gbiscoigne 
for the many Services done by them for the Colony. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do immediately wait on the Lords Comm" for Trade 
and Plantations to desire them to put off the Conference Which was to 
be on to Morrow the 13^ Instant in regard M' Oglethorpe is but just 
^urriv'd in England 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan'' 19 173f 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Ikurl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M'Page 
M' White 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 

S' William Heathcote 
Alderman Heathcote 
M' Oglethorpe 
Lord Carpenter. 

ReceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of John Brathwaite Esq' to be applied to the general Pur- 
poses of the Charter. 

Read a Representation to his Majesty relating to the Lieutenant Gov' 



V 



268 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Council and AsBembly of 6? Carolina having opposed the Execution 
of an Act intitled an Act for maintaining the Peace with the Lidians in 
the Province of Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Representation 

Which was AflSx'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

The Board taking into Consideration a Minute of the Society for the 
Propagation of the Gospel in foreign Parts dated Nov' 19 1736 sign'd 
David Humphreys Secretary containing an Order for the Suspension of 
any Salary to the Missionary at Georgia. 

An Answer to the said Minute was drawn up. And an Amendment 
being made to the same. 
Resolved 

That the said Answer be sent to the said Society. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 
Wednesday Jan-^ 26 173| 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftsbury 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe. 

M' Vernon delivered to the Board the Copy of a Letter from M' S. 
Urlsperger dated Augsburgh Jan'^ 15 1737 N S. to M' Henry Newman 
acquainting him that M' Von Ploto had secured Effects to the Value of 
between forty and fifty Thousand Pounds for the Saltzburghers, and de- 
siring to know Whether the Saltzburghers at Ebenezer have left any 
Effects behind them, and if they have, to send over an exact specifica- 
tion of their Demand& 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 269 

Order'd 
That a Letter be aent to M' Bolzius at Ebenezer to the said Purport. 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb-^ 2. 173| 

Present 
D' Bundy President 
M' Laroche 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Oglethorpe 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Burton 
Lord Tyrconnel. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for two hundred Eighty Eight 
Pounds Seventeen Shillings and Seven Pence from the Society for pro- 
moting Christian Knowledge paid in Yesterday Feb"^ the 1" Whereof 
two hundred and Eighty Seven Pounds and One Penny is the Charge 
of twelve Months Provisions supplied the Saltzburghers in Georgia under 
the care of M' Vat. over and above the three Months ProvieioDs Which 
they carried with them ; And One Pound Seventeen Shillings and Six 
Pence is for the freight of Copper half Pence, Books and Other things 
sent by the said Society for the Saltzburghers by the Ship two Brothers 
in June last. 
Resolved 

That the Heads of a Letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle 
which were laid before the Board this day be refer'd to a Committee to 
draw up a Letter thereupon. 

Adjoum'd. 



270 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'^ 9 173f 

Present 
Earl of Egmont Preddent 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Talbot 
M' Tho' Archer 
M' Henry Archer 
M'Hucks 
M' White 

8' William Heathcote 
Lord Limerick 
Alderman Cater 
D' Hales 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Tracy 
M' Digby 

Alderman Heathcote 
M'Laroche 
M' Burton 
M' Bedford 

Beceiv'd by the hands of the Bev*^ jy Hales Onepiundred Pounds the 
Benefaction of M" Dyonisia Long to be applied towards the support of 
the Missionaries in Georgia. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of the Bev^ !> Hales Eighteen Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings the Benefactions of the following Persons to be ap- 
plied towards the Support of the Missionaries and Schools for instructing 
and converting the Native Indians in Oeorgia. Viz^ 

A Gentleman Who desires to be Unknown . 
A Gentlewoman Who desires to be Unknown 
A Gentlewoman Who desires to be Unknown 
A Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown 
A Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown . 
The Bev^ D' Metcalfe of Sunbury in Middlesex 



1. 1. 





1. 1. 





3. 3. 





2. 2. 





10. 10. 





1. 1. 





£18. 18. 


0. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 271 

Besolved 

That Lord Tyrconnel M' Oglethorpe M' Tho* Tower M' Hucks and 
M' Laroche or Any two of them be appointed a Committee for preparing 
a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply for the further Estab- 
lishment and Security of the Colony of Georgia, And Any Gentlemen 
Who will attend to be of the said Committee. . 

Bead a Letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle Principal Secretary 
of State. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the same and send it immediately with a 
Copy of the Treaty of Peace concluded and ratified with the Spaniards 
at S* Augustine. 

Received by the hands of the Earl of Egmont One hundred Pounds 
the Benefaction of the Bight Bev*' D' John Hough Lord Bishop of 
Worcester to be applied for the use of the Saltzburghers only 
Besolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be returu'd to the Bishop for his said 
Benefaction. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write a Letter to the Lord Bishop of Bath and 
Wells in the name of the Trustees to desire his Lordship's License to the 
Rev* D' Coney at Bath to let the Rev** M' Whitfield preach a Sermon 
there for a Collection for the support of the Missionaries in Georgia, 
Lady Cox and several other Ladies at Bath having desired the same. 
Resolved 

That M' Oglethorpe be desired in the Name of the Trustees to acquaint 
the Lords of the Admiralty that Capt James Gascoigne of the Hawk 
Sloop has forwarded the Settlement of the Colony with great Zeal and 
Activity, And that he be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees to 
their Lordships for the successf uU Services performed by sending the said 
Capt Gascoigne to Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



272 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb-^ 23 173^ 

Preeent 
M' Oglethorpe President 
Earl of EgmoDt 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
M' Laroche 
M' White 
M' L*apo8tre 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith. 

Eeceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds paid in by 
the Earl of Egmont at the last Board as the Benefaction of the Bishop 
of Worcester. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred and Eighteen 
Pounds Eighteen Shillings paid in by the Rev^ !> Hales at the last 
Board. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twelve Pounds paid in by M' 
John Yenables for the Subsistance of his Son now going to Oeorgia for 
One Year, or till that Value is delivered to him in Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 278 



Palace Court 

Wedneedaj March 2 173f 

Present 
M' HollaDd President. 
Enrl of Egmont 
Lord Limerick 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe 
D' Hales 
M' Tho* Tower 
Tx)rd Carpenter 
M' Belitha 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds paid in by Richard 
Gookesey E^q' in discharge of so much advanced his Son William Cooke- 
sey at Savanah in Provisions and Other Necessaries. 

Received by the hands of the Rev"* D' Hales twenty five Books called 
M' Laws's serious Call to a Devout and sober Life, and twenty five 
Others called M' Laws's Christian Perfection, the Benefaction of a Lady 
Who desires to be Unknown. 

Received by the hands of the Rev' D' Hales ten Pounds the Benefaction 
of the Rev' M' Williams of Devonshire for the Support of the Mission- 
aries in Georgia. 

Read a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for the further Establishment and Security of the 
Province of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Resolved 

That the Secretary do sign a proper Receipt to S' Jacob Desbouverie 
Bar^ for the Sum of One thousand Pounds to be paid in by the said 

[18 c. r..T. 1.] 



274 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

S' Jacob DeBbouverie to be laid out in the Expenoe of Servants tor the 
Benefit of the Colony of G^rgia 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 9** 173^ 

Present 
D' Hales President. 
Earl of Shaaesbury 
Alderman Heathcote 
Lord Limerick 
M' Anderson. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds the Benefiu^tion of 
the Bev^ M' Williams by the hands of the Bev^ D' Hales paid in at the 
last Board. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of the Bev' IK Hales ten Pounds ten Shillings 
the Benefaction of a Gentlewoman Whose Name is desired to be conceal'd 
towards the support of the Missionaries in Georgia. 

M' William Tolson Ensign to the Independent Company in G^rgia 
attended to desire the Trustees Boat and a Guard from Savanah for the 
Becruits Which he is carrying over in the Peter and James for the said 
Company under y* Command of Capt. Massey 
Order'd 

That a Letter be given to the said Ensign to M' Tho* Causton for that 
purpose. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 275 

Vestry Room of S* Bride's 

Thursday March 17*^ 173^ 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Hucks 
M' White 
M' Laroche 
M' Holland 
ly Hales 
M' Anderson 
M' Bedford 
M' Smith 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Burton 
Lord Tjrconnel 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Belitha. 

Reoeiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings the 
Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown by the 
hands of D' Hales towards the support of the Missionaries in Georgia. 

Receiv'd by the hands of D^ Hales One hundred Pounds the Benefac- 
tion of a Gentlewoman Who desires to be Unknown to be applied to- 
wards the Support of the Missionaries and Schools for instructing and 
converting to Christianity the Native Indians in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That ly Hales be desired to return the thanks of the Trustees for the 
said Benefaction. 

Read a Paper containing the Resignation of John White Esq' under 
his hand and Seal of the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust 
dated ApriU 26 1736 

Read the Resignation of Robert More Esq' under his hand and Seal of 
the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust dated Aprill 16. 1736. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to chuse two new Common Council Men 
in the room of the said M' White and M' More and the R* Hon^*" Wil- 
liam Lord Talbot and Thomas Archer Esq' were unanimously chosen. 

S' Jacob Des Bouverie Bar^ was unanimously chosen One of the 
Trustees 



276 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from the 9* of 
June 1736 to the 16* day of March following was read with Observa- 
tions thereon and Ordered to be enter'd. 

Read a Paper containing the Resignation of Robert Hucks Esq' of the 
Office of Common Council Man of the Trust under his hand and Real 
dated March 17** 1736. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to chuse a new Common Council Man 
of the Trust in the room of M' Hucks and Robert Eyre Eaq' was unani- 
mously chosen. 
Resolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev* D^ Warren for 
his Excellent Sermon preach'd this day, and that he be desired to print 
the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 22 173| 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
8' William Heathcote 
Lord Talbot 
M'Eyre 
M' Tho* Archer. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds paid in by 8' Eras- 
mus Philipps Bar* One of the Executors of S' John Philipps Bar* de- 
ceased being so much given by the Codicil Annexed to the last Will of 
the said 8' John Philipps to the Trustees for the new Colony of Georgia 
towards the providing for and transporting persecuted Protestants from 
8altzburgh or Other Parts of Germany or such Other Persons as the said 
Trustees shall think fit to the said Colony. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds paid in at 
the last Board by the Rev^ D' Hales. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling the 
Benefaction of M' Thomas Richards to be Applied to the general Pur- 
poses of the Charter. 

Received of M^ Thomas Hyam a tub of the Cuttings of Vines, of Lippora 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 277 

Raisins and Currants and a few Neapolitan Chesnuts, being his Benefac- 
tion for the use of the Colony. 

Beceiv'd a Petition of Sarah Watson Wife of Joseph Watson of his 
Majesty's Colony of Oeorgia in America Merchant, complaining of M' 
Causton One of the Chief Magistrates, and also of the Trustees of that 
Province on the behalf of her said Husband Who hath been imprison'd 
there for above two Years past. And praying that he may be discharg'd 
Ac. Which Petition having been presented to his Majesty, was refer'd 
by his Majesty in Council the 17*^ of this Instant to a Committee of 
Council, and sent this day by the Lords of the Committee to the Trus- 
tees in order for them to return an Answer thereto in Writing. 
Resolved 

That an Answer be drawn up to be laid before the Committee of Coun- 
cil with all convenient Speed. 

The Oath of Office was Administered to the R* Hon*'** William Lord 
Talbot as Common Council Man of the Corporation. 

The Oath of Office was administered to Robert Eyre Esq' as Common 
Council Man of the Corporation. 

The Oath of Office was Administerd to Thomas Archer Esq' as Com- 
mon Council Man of the Corporation. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 30 1737 

Present 
D' Hales President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Holland 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tho' Archer 
S' Jacob Des Bouverie 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Anderson 



278 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Beoeiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for three hundred Pounds paid in 
yesterday by the Accomptant being so much receiv'd by him as Part of 
the Purchase Money for Rice sold for the Trust, Which with a Note for two 
hundred Pounds sterl. payable by M' William Sands the 29*^ of Aprill 
next. And three hundred thirty three Founds fourteen Shillings re- 
ceiv'd by the Accomptant before, and twenty four Pounds twelve Shil- 
Mngs and six Pence receiv'd more to Balance for Which he has accounted 
in the Payment Book, Makes together the sum of Eight hundred fifty 
Eight Pounds Six Shillings and Six Pence for Eleven hundred and 
twenty Seven hundred Weight and ten Pounds of Rice at fifteen Shil- 
lings ^ hundred Weight in two hundred fifty Seven Barrels sold to M' 
John Duffield And sixteen hundred Weight One quarter and three 
Pounds of Rice at Sixteen Shillings ^ Hundred Weight in four Barrels 
to M' John Woodbridge, the remaining five of the two hundred Sixty 
Six Barrels of Rice imported from the Ship two Brothers being emptied 
by the Dirt in garbling and by the damage 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds being the Benefac- 
tion of a Oentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown paid in by the 
hands of the Rev' M' Whitfield to be Applied for the Religious Uses of 
the Colony. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds being the Benefac- 
tion of the R^ Rev' Lord Bishop of Gloucester paid in by the hands of 
the Rev' M' Whitfield to be Applied for the Religious Uses of the 
Colony. 

It appearing by the Affidavit of 6' Jacob Des Bouverie Bar* that S' 
William Des Bouverie Bar* Deceased, (Father of the said S' Jacob) 
having by his last Will given to S' Edward Des Bouverie Bar* Deceafl^d 
(Brother of the said S' Jacob) the sum of five hundred Pounds for re- 
deeming or subsisting Captives taken by Pirates of Barbary, the said S' 
Edward Des Bouverie not long before his death inform'd the said S' Jacob 
that he had several times endeavour'd to dispose of the said five hundred 
Pounds according to the Will of his said Father, but that he had not 
been able to effect it, And that as he had enjo/d the Money so long, he in- 
tended to leave five hundred Pounds more to the same Use, and accord- 
ingly the said S' Edward Des Bouverie by his last Will has given five 
hundred Pounds to be laid out in redeeming Slaves in Barbary taken in 
English Merchant Ships over and above the like Legacy left by his said 
Father. And it Appearing likewise by the Affidavit of William Ham- 
mond of London Merchant that he has since the death of the said S' Ed* 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 279 

ward Dee Bouverie at the desire of the said S' Jacob Des Bouverie in- 
quired of William Jjatton Esq' (Who is the present Consul atTetuan in 

the Kingdom of Fez and Morocco) Whether there any Slaves in Bar- 
dic) 
barj, and the said William Latton as he believed the truth to be in- 
form'd the said William Hamond that there are none, so that it is im- 
practicable to apply the said Legacies according to the said Wills ; And 
the said & Jacob Dee Bouverie being unwilling to keep to his own Use 
or make any Advantage of Money left in Charity is desirous that the 
two several Sums of five hundred Pounds may be applied towards the 
advanciog some laudable and Charitable Design, and therefore has been 
pleased to give the same to the Trustees for establishing the Colony of 
Georgia in America to be expended in providing foreign and Other Serv- 
ants for the Benefit of the said Colony. 

Received of S' Jacob Des Bouverie Bar* the Sum of One thousand 
Pounds to be expended in providing foreign And Other Servants for the 
Benefit of the Colony of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the Receipt for the said 
Sum of One thousand Pounds. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same 
Resolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to S' Jacob Des Bouverie 
Bar* for the said Benefaction 

Adjoum'd. 



280 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Friday Aprill 1* 1737. 

PreseDt 
& William Heathcote President 
Lord Talbot 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' UoUaod 
M' Hucks 
M' Laroche 
M' White 

Alderman Heathcote 
M' Tho' Archer 
Lord Limerick 
Earl ot Shaftesbury 
M' Veruon 
M'Eyre 
Lord Tyrconnel 
jy Bundy 

Receiy*d a Receipt from the Bank for One thousand Pounds paid in 
by S' Jacob Des Bouverie Bar^ at the last Board to be expended in pro- 
viding foreign and other Servants for the Benefit of the Colony of Geor- 
gia in America. 

Bead a Letter from Thomas Broughton Esq' Lieut. Governor of South 
Carolina to the Trustees dated Council Chamber Charles Town Feb*^ 7. 
17%^ with Advices that he had receiv'd from Commodore Dent of Prep- 
arations made by the Spaniards at Havanna and S* Augustine in order to 
make a Descent on Georgia. 

Bead a Letter from M' William Jeffiries dated Bristol March 26 1737 
to Mess" Samuel and William Baker with Advices to the said Purpose. 
Beeolved 

That Copies of the said Letters be immediately laid before his Grace 
the Duke of Newcastle Principal Secretary of State, and that Lord 
Tyrconnel M' Oglethorpe M' White and M' Tho" Archer be desired to 
deliver the same. 
Resolved 

That the following Laws be prepared for the Colony of Georgia Viz^ 

A Law for the taking of Indian Evidence 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 281 

A Law for regulatmg the manner of private Persons giving Credit to 
One Another and of their suing for Debts. 

A Law for regulating the Watch and settling the Militia 

A Law against the Use of Gold and Silver in Apparel and furniture 
in Georgia, and for preventing Extravagance and Luxury. 

A Law to oblige Ships clearing out of the Savanah and the Alatamaha 
Kvers to pay a Pound of Pistol Powder ^ Ton according to their Ton- 
nage for Port Duty. 

And that M' Holland M' Thomas Tower M' Eyre and M' Henry 
Archer and Any Other of the Trustees Who will attend be a Committee 
for preparing the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday Aprill 4. 1737 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Oglethorpe 

Order'd 

That a Copy of the Resolution appointing a Committee for preparing 
the following Laws be given to M' Holland in order for his meeting with 
the Other Gentlemen for that Purpose. Viz* 

A Law for taking of Indian Evidence. 

A Law for regulating the manner of private Persons giving Credit to 
One Another, and of their suing for Debts. 

A Law for regulating the Watch and settling the Militia. 

A Law against the Use of Gold and Silver in Apparel and Furniture 
in Georgia and for preventing Extravagance and Luxury. 

And a Law to oblige Ships clearing out of the Savanah and the Alata- 
maha Rivers to pay a pound of Pistol Powder ^ Ton according to their 
Tonnage for Port Duty 

Adjourn'd. 



282 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Thursday AprUl 14 1737. 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl ot Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
8' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Oglethorpe. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings paid 
in by Rogers Holland Esq' being the Benefaction of a Gkntleman VHio 
desires to be Unknown for the Religious Uses of the Colony. 
Resolve 

That M' Paris do wait on the Lords Comm" for Trade and Plantations 
and desire their Lordships to appoint a Day for hearing the Complaint 
of the Trustees against the Assembly of B* Carolina for passing an Or- 
dinance Which obstructs the Execution of the Act for maintaining the 
Peace with the Indians in Greorgia. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Monday AprUl 18«^ 1737 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Talbot 
Lord Carpenter 
8' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Limerick. 

Read a Letter from Thomas Broughton Esq' Lieut. Governor of South 
Carolina dated Charles Town Feb'^ 7 173^ giving notice of Advices 
Which he has receiv'd from Commodore Dent of the Spaniards at the 
Havanna and S* Augustine forming a Design to destroy the Colony of 
Georgia. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 283 

Order'd 
That the Secretary do write an Answer to the same. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday ApriU 20«' 1737 

Present 
S' William Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Digby 
M' Smith 

M' Paris attended and acquainted the Board, that he had attended the 
Lords Comm" for Trade and Plantations, and desired their Lordshipa in 
the Trustees Names to appoint a Day for hearing the Complaints of the 
Trustees against the Assembly of S*" Carolina for passing an Ordinance 
Which obstructed the Execution of the Act for maintaining the Peace 
with the Indians in G^rgia ; And that their Lordships said they could 
not appoint a Day till they receive from the Council and Assembly of 
South Carolina further Information and Evidence relating to the Com- 
plaint of the Council and Assembly of South Carolina against the Trus- 
tees and the Magistrates of Georgia, and they would hear both the Com- 
plaints, when they had received th^m. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday ApriU 27. 1737. 

Present 
Earl of EgmoDt President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' L'apostre 
M' Burton 
M' Tho* Archer 
M' Holland 
M'Laroche 
M' White 
S' William Heathcote 



284 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Receiv'd by the hands of the Rev^ M' Burton ten Pounds being the 
fourth Annual Payment of a Benefactor Whoee Name is desired to be 
conceal'd to be continued for the term of the Benefactor's Life but given 
for five Years certain for the Endowment of a Catechist in Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 4. 1737. 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President. 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 

B' William Heathcote 
M' Holland. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in at the last 
Board by the Rev* M' Burton. 

M' Paris attended and acquainted the Board that the Lords Comm" 
for Trade and Plantations have appointed thursday the 12*^ Instant for 
hearing the Subject Matter of the Complaint of the Council and Assem- 
bly of South Carolina against the Trustees and the Magistrates of Geor- 
gia, and also the Petition of the Trustees against the Council and Assem- 
bly of South Carolina for passing an Ordinance Which obstructed the 
Execution of the Act for maintaining the Peace with the Lidians in 
Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Saturday May 7 1737 

Present 
M' HoUaod President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 286 

M' Paris attended with the Trastees SepreseDtation to. the Right 
Hon^ the Lords of the Committee of his Majest/s most Honourable 
Privy Gouocil for Plantation AflTairs upon the Petition of Sarah Watson 
Wife of Joseph Watson as settled by M' Attorney General. 

Which Representation being read. 
Resolved 

That M' Paris do procure the Attorney Gen** Opinion Whether by thb 
Representation the Trustees do subject themselves either in this or any 
future Complaints from Georgia to be considered as Parties to such Com- 
plaints ; And Whether this Representation from the Trustees is introduc- 
tive of the Admitting Appeals in Criminal Cases from Georgia. 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 11«^ 1737 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
jy Bundy 
' M' Anderson 

M' Smith. 

Received by the hands of M' Anderson the sum of forty One Pounds 
fifteen Shillings and six Pence at the desire of the Society in Scotland 
for propagating Christian Knowledge in Order to be remitted to the Rev' 
M' John McLeod Minister to the Scotch Settlement at New Darien in 
Alatamaha River. 

M' Paris attended and acquainted the Board that the Lords Comm" for 
Trade and Plantations had defer'd the hearing of the Subject Matter of 
the Complaint of the Council and Assembly of South Carolina against 
the Trustees and Magistrates of Georgia; As also the Petition of the 
Trustees against the Council and Assembly of South Carolina for passing 
an Ordinance Which obstructed the Execution of an Act for maintain- 
ing the Peace with the Indians in Georgia to Thursday the 19**^ Instant. 

Adjourned. 



286 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Monday May 16 1737 

Present 
M' Eyre President 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
Resolved 

That Directions be given to the Magistrates for a particular Liquiry to 
be made into the State of M" Joseph Watson's Mind, under Confinement 
at present in Georgia for Lunacy. 

Read a Representation to the R^ Hon^ the Lords of the Committee of 
his Majesty's most Hon^ Privy Council for Plantation Affairs in relation 
to M' Joseph Watson. 
Order'd 
That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 
Which was Affixt accordingly. 
Order'd 
That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 
Wednesday May 25«' 1737 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith. 

The Accountant acquainted the Board that When the Amount of Rice 
sold to M' DuflSeld was settled the 29"^ of March last, the Cooper and 
Buyer were uncertain in the Amount of the whole Weight, Which made 
the said Account to be settled with Errors excepted ; And that it since 

Q 

appearing that the said Rice weighed 1 Weight more than was then paid 
for, M' Duffield paid the Accountant on the 10^ Instant fifteen Shillings 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 287 

for the said One hundred Weight of Rice, Which makes the AmouDt of 
the whole Bice sold from the Ship two Brothers to be the Sum of Eight 
hundred and fifty Nine PoundsOne Shilling and dx Pence Which fifteen 
Shillings are accounted for in the Payment Book. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for forty One Pounds fifteen Shil- 
lings and six Pence paid in the 12^ Instant from the Hon*^ Society in 
Scotland for propagating Christian Knowledge by the hands of M' Adam 
Anderson, in order to be paid over to the Rev^ M' John McLeod Minister 
to the Scotch Settlement at new Darien on the Alatamaha River in Georgia. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid in 
by M' Thomas Upton being the Consideration Money mentioned in his 
Grant 

Read a Letter from M' Thomas Morse dated Sec**^"" Office Dublin May 
14 1737 and directed to M' Oglethorpe acquainting him that M' Stephen 
Lamolliere a French Gentleman Who died at Dublin the 11^ Instant had 
left by his Will ten Guineas to be distributed among the poor German 
Protestants now settled in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to M' Thomas Morse for his 
said Letter ; And that he be desired to pay the said ten Guineas as Ex- 
ecutor of the said M' Lamolliere to Philip Percival Esq' in Dublin 
Brother to the Right Hon^ John Earl of Egmont Whose Receipt shall 
be a sufficient Discharge for the same. 

The Board drew up a Letter of Directions to the Magistrates at Sa- 
vanah to make a particular Inquiry into the state of M' Joseph Watson's 
Mind. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday June the 6*^ 1737 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President * 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
M' L'apostre 
M' Bedford 



288 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in by 8' 
Hana Sioane 22^ October last (being his first Payment on the renewed 
Contract with the Botanist) to be applied for the encouraging and im- 
proving Botany and Agriculture in Oeorgia. 
Ordered 

That Circular Letters be sent to such of the Trustees as have sub- 
scribed for the building of Churches in Oeorgia to desire them to pay in 
their Subscriptions for the said Purpose. 
Resolved 

That it be refer'd to the Committee of Correspondence to appoint a 
Fast to be held in Georgia 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 15** 1737 

Present 
Earl of Bhrif tesbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson 
M' Burton. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that the following Bank Re- 
ceipts came to his handd since the last Meeting and were ezchang'd with 
the Bank the 13"^ Instant Viz^ 

One for twenty One Pounds thirteen Shillings four Pence paid in by 
the Accountant for James Oglethorpe £i^' in iull of his Subscription for 
Botany and Agriculture. 

One f>r Eleven Pounds thirteen Shillings and four Pence paid in by 
George Heathcote 'Ersq' in full of his Subscription for Botany and Agri- 
culture. 

One for two Pounds fifteen Shillings and ten Pence paid in by the Ac- 
countant Whicli with four hundred and twelve Pounds thirteen Shillings 
and four Pence accounted for by him in the Payment Book makes together 
the Sum of four hundred and fifteen Pounds Nine Shillings and two 
Pence receiv'd ot Mes^" Peter Simond and C* for seven Cases of Deer 
Skins imported from the Ship two Brothers weighing three thousand and 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 289 

sixty Eight Poands Weight sold to them at two Shillings and Eight Pence 
half Penny a Pound. 

And One for three hundred and fifty two Pounds fifteen Shillings and 
two PeDce paid in by George Heathcote Esq' to balance his Imprests. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for thirty Pounds paid in by his 
Orace the Duke of Richmond for encouraging and improving Botany and 
Agriculture. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 22. 1737 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egroont 
M' Anderson 
M' Oglethorpe 
Lord Tyreonnel 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Comm" of his Majesty's Treasury desir- 
ing their Lordships directions for the issuing the sum of twenty thousand 
Pounds granted to his Mnjesty the last Session of Parliament towards se- 
curing find settling the Colony of Qeorgia in America 
OrHer'd 

That the Secretary do Hgn the same. 

R^ceiv'd ot M' L'apostre the sum of ten Pounds being his Subscrip- 
tion towards the building of two Churches in Georgia and other Religious 
Uses. 

Adjoum'd. 



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290 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday June 29«* 1787 

Present 
£&rl of Egmont President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M" L'apostre 
Lord Carpenter 
ly Hales 
M' Anderson. 

BeceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by Henry 
L'apostre Esq' to be applied towards building of Churches in Georgia and 
other Religious Uses. 

Receiv'd by the hands of D^ Hales the sum of ten Pounds ten Shillings 
the Benefaction of a Oentle Woman Unknown to be applied towards de- 
fraying the Expencee of the Rev' M' George Whitefield and the School 
Master Who go's to Frederica for the Service of the Mission. 

ReceiVd by the hands of the Rev' D' Hales four Pounds four Shillings 
the Benefaction of the Rev' M' Vallois Rector of East Tisted near Alton 
Hampshire to be applied towards defraying the Ezpences of the aforesaid 
Rev' M' Whitefield and School Master 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July 6. 1737 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Talbot 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Page 
M' Laroche 
M' Anderson. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 291 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings paid in 
by the Rev* D^ Hales being the Beneraction of a Gentlewoman Unknown 
to be applied towards defraying the Expences of the Rev* M' George 
Whitefield and the School Master Who go's to Frederica for the Service 
of the Mission. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for four Pounds four Shillings paid 
in by D^ Hales being the Benefaction of the Rev* M' Vallois Rector of 
East Tisted near Alton in Hampshire to be applied for the aforesaid Use. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds paid in by 
George Wright Esq' the Benefaction of a Lady Who desires to be 
Unknown to be applied for the aforesaid Use. 

Read a Letter of Attorney impowering the Accountant to receive at 
his Majesty's Exchequer the sum of twenty thousand Pounds granted the 
last Session of Parliament towards the further settling and securing the 
Colony of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Letter of At- 
torney 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Receiv'd of the R* Hon^ the Earl of %mont ten Pounds being his 
Subscription for building two Churches in Georgia and other Religious 
Uses 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July 13. 1737 

Present 

M' Holland President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
D' Hales 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by the Right 



292 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Hon^ Earl of Egmont to be applied towards the building of two 
Churches Id Georgia and other Beiigious Usee. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten PounHs ten Shillinga paid 
bj the hands of Philip Percival Esq' being so much receiv'd of M' Thomas 
Mon>e Executor of M' Stephen Lamolliere late of Dublin in Ireland to 
be distributed amongst the poor German Protestants now settled in Geor- 
gia pursuant to the Will of the said M' Lnmolliere. 

Received by the hands of the Rev' M' (i^rge Watts of Lincoln's Inn 
five Pounds five Shillings the Benefaction of a Person Who desires to be 
Unknown to be applied to the general Purposes of the Charter. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary and Accountant do make an Extract out of the 
Books belonging to the Office of all the Orders and Instructions Which 
have been sent at different times to Georgia, to which no Returns shall 
appear to have been made to the Tru^t; And that a C<»p7 of the said 
Orders and Instructions be delivered to M' William Stephens Secretary 
for the Trust within the Province of Georgia with an Instruction that he 
do inquire into the Reasons Why no Returns have been made to the 
Trustees concerning such Oniers and Instructions and inform the Trustees 
of the same with all convenient Speed after his Arrival there. 

M' Vernon laid before the Board a Letter from M' De Reck dated 
Windhausen June 28^ 1737 with an Account that no more Saltzburghers 
can be procured for the Colony, and desiring U) know whether the Trust 
will enable him to subsist in the Colony without Land. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be prepared to be sent to M' De Reck to acquaint him 
that the Trustees do not propose to subsist any People iti the Colony, 
Who do not intend to cultivate Land tor their own Subsietauce, Aud to 
desire him to let the Trustees know whether he intends to return to Geor- 
gia, aud to inform him that the Grant of Land Which was made to him 
October 7*^ 1735 will be vacated if he do's not return to the Province 
within six Months. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty thousand Pounds re- 
ceived by the Accountant at the Exchequer (being so much granted the 
last Session of Parliament for the further securing and settling the Colony 
of Georgia) and paid in by him this day into the Bank. Viz* 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 298 

£ 

Ket Money arising from the said Issue .... 19492. 9. 6 

Fees at the Treasury remitted 7. 3. 6 

Fees at the Pells remitted 75. 7. 

Fees at the Auditor of the Rec' remitted . . . 125. 0. 

Fees at the Teller's Office remitted 300. 0. 



£20000. 0. 



Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 20*»^ 1737 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apoetre 
M' Vernon 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Holland. 

Reoeiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings the 
Benefaction of a Person Who desires to be Uaknown by the hands of 
the Rev^ M' Watts paid in at the last Board by the Secretary. 

Received a Box with Caper Plants from Marseilles the Benefaction of 
M' Thomas Hyam. 

Received of Robert Eyre Esq' the sum of ten Pounds being his Sub- 
scription for the building of two Churches in Georgia and other Religious 
Uses. 

Reoeiv'd by the hands of James Vernon Esq' One hundred Pounds 
being the Subscription of a Person Who desires to be Unknown to be 
applied towards the building of two Churches in Georgia and other Re- 
ligious Uses. 

Received of James Vernon Esq' the sum of ten Pounds being his Sub- 
scription to be applied towards the building of two Churches in Georgia 
and for other Religious Uses. 

Adjoum'd. 



294 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 27 1737 

Present 
jy Hales President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
M' Chandler 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith. 

Received of the Rev^ D* Hales the sum of ten Pounds being his Sub- 
scription towards the building of two Churches in G^rgia and other Re- 
ligious Uses. 

Receiv'd of William Belitha Esq' the sum of ten Pounds being his 
Subscription towards the building of two Churches in Georgia and other 
Religious Uses. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid at the last 
Board by the Hon^ James Vernon Esq' for the Abovesaid Uses. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Pounds paid in by 
M' Vernon being the Subscription of a Person Who desires to be un- 
known for the abovesaid Uses. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in at the last 
Board by Robert Eyre Esq' ior the Abovesaid Uses. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds ten Shillings being 
the Subscription of John Temple Esq' for the Aforesaid Uses. 

Received a Benefaction of a Person Who desires to be Unknown of a 
Seal for the Town Court of Savanah with an Engine or Press affix'd on 
a Frame and Table the Whole amounting to the Value of twenty two 
Pounds fifteen Shillings. 
Resolved 

That the Town Courts of Savanah and Frederica be the Courts of Law 
for trying offences against the Act for preventing the Importation and 
Use of Rum in G^rgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 296 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 3 1737 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
IK Hales 
M' Oglethorpe 
S' WiUiam Heathcote 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
M' Chandler 
M' Bedford, 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by the Rev^ 
jy Hales to be applied towards the building of two Churches in Georgia 
and Other Religious Uses. 

Receiy'd a Receipt irom the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by William 
Belitha Esq' for the aforesaid Uses. 

Read an Appointment of the Town Courts of Savanah and Frederica 
to be the Courts of Law for trying Oflfences against the Act for prevent- 
ing the Importation and Use of Rum in Georgia. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



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Palace Court 

Wedneeday August 10* 1787 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 

S' WUliam Heathcote 
M'Eyre 
ly Hales 
M' Chandler 
M' Laroche 
Alderman Heathoote 
IK Bundj 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith. 

Beoeiy'd by the hands of M' Henry Jewel the Sum of ten Pounds be- 
ing the Subscription of the Right Hon^ Lord Viscount Tjrconnel to be 
Applied towards the building of two Churches in (Georgia and Other Re- 
ligious Uses. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds being the Subscript 
tion of the Rev^ M' John Burton to be Applied towards the building of 
two Churches in (Georgia and Other Religious Uses. 

Read a Memorial to his Msjestj setting forth that the Colony of Geor- 
gia being very much exposed to the Power of the Spaniards, and become 
an Object of their Envy by having valuable Ports upon the homeward 
Passage from the Spanish West Indies, and the Spaniards having in- 
creased their Forces in the Neighbourhood thereof, that the Trustees in 
consequence of the great Trust repos'd in them find themselves obliged to 
lay before his Majesty their Inability sufficiently to protect his Majesty's 
Subjects settled in Georgia under the encouragement of his Majesty's 
Charter against this late Increase of Forces ; And therefore become 
humble Buppliants to his Majesty on behalf of his Majesty's Subjects 
settled in the Province of G^rgia, that by a necessary Supply of Forces 
the Province may be protected against the great Dangers that seem im- 
mediately to threaten it. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Memorial. 



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Which was Affiz'd aooordiDgly. 
Order'd 
That the Secretary do counterrign fixe same 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 17 1737 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
8" William Heathoote 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds being the Subscrip- 
tion of the B* Hon^ Lord Viscount Tyrconnel to be Applied towards the 
building of two Churches in Georgia and Other Religious Uses 

Received of John Laroche Esq' the sum of ten Pounds being his Sub- 
scription to be applied towards buildmg two Churches in Georgia and 

Other Religious Uses 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 24 1737 

Present 
Earl of EgmoDt President 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
S' William Heathcote 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Laroche 
M' Hucks. 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by John 
Laroche Esq' being his Subscription to be applied towards the building 
of two Churches in Georgia and other Religious Uses. 



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Beceiy'd a Beoeipt firom the Bank for ten Pounds being the Sub- 
scription of the Hon^ Edward Digbj Esq' to be applied towards the 
building of two Churches in Georgia and other Religious Uses. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Sept' 7. 17S7. 

Present 
Lord Carpenter President 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathoote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson 
D' Hales. 

Beceiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in the 30^ of 
August 1737 by Bogers Holland Esq' being his Subscription to be ap- 
plied towards the building of two Churches in (Georgia and other Be- 
ligious Uses. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Sept' 21. 1737. 

Present 
M' Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M'Eyre 
M' Smith 

Beceiy'd of M' Henry Newman the sum of ten Pounds being the 
Benefaction of a Clergyman in the Deanery of Stow in the County of 
Gloucester to be Applied towards building a Church at Savanah in 
Georgia. 

Beceiy'd of Thomas Tower Esq' the Sum of ten Pounds being his Sub- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 299 

icription to be applied towards the building of two Churches in Georgia 
aud other Religious Uses. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Sept' 28*^ 1737 

Present 
jy Hales President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon. 

Receiy'd a Bank Sola Bill of Exchange at three days sight for fifty 
Pounds from the R* Hon*** Edward Earl of Derby by the hands of BT 
Robert Whittle for the late Earl of Derby's last Payment for encourag- 
ing and improving Botany and Agriculture in Georgia. 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by M' Henry 
Newman being the Benefaction of a Clergy Man in the Deanery of 
Stow in the County of Gloucester to be applied towards the building of 
a Church at Savanah in Georgia. 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by Thomas 
Tower Esq' towards building of two Churches in G^rgia and Other Re- 
ligious Uses. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday October 5*^ 1737. 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
S' William Heathcote 
D' Hales 
Co* Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
Lord Carpenter 
D' Bu ndy. 



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Beoeiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds paid in by the 
Hands of M' Robert Whittle for the B' Hon^ Edward Earl of Derby 
being the late Earl of Derby's last Payment for encouraging and im- 
proving Botany and Agriculture. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Oct' 19. 17S7. 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M' SmitL 

Receiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid 
in by M' John Amory And for One Pound One Shilling paid in by M' 
Bobert Hay being the Consideration Money mention'd in their respective 
Orants. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' 9^ 1737 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
Lord Carpenter 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
M' Smith. 

M' Paris attended and presented a Copy of the Beport of the Lords 
Comm" for Trade and Plantations upon the Hearing of the Cause be- 
tween the Trustees and the Lieut. Gov' Council and Assembly of South 
Carolina to the B* Hon*^ the Lords of hiB Majesty's most Hon*** Privy 
Council. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 801 

Resolved 

That M' Paris do prepare a Petition to the R^ Hon^ the Lords of the 
Committee of his Majesty's most Hoo^ Privy Council in the Name of the 
Trustees desiring to be heard by their Council against the said Report. 

Receiv'd from Major William Cook sixteen different Sorts of Vine 
Cuttings from France being his Benefaction for the use of the Colony. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' 16 1737 

Present 
D' Hales President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Laroche 
Col. Oglethorpe. 

Received by the hands of the Rev' D' Hales five Pounds five Shillings 
the Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown ior the 
Use of the Missionaries in Georgia. 

Read a Petition to the R| Hon^^* the Lords of the Committee of his 
Majesty's most HOn^ Privy Council for Plantation Affairs praying their 
Lordships to appoint a Day for hearing the Trustees by their Council 
against the Report of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations 
upon the Petition of the Council and Assembly of South Carolina, and 
also upon the Petition of the Trustees refer'd to the Lords ior Trade by 
their Lordships December the 8"^ and Feb'^ 4. 1736. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affijL'd to the said Petition. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourned. 



802 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday November 23. 1737 

Present 
M' L'apoBtre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Holland 
M' Hacks 
ly Hales 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings, the 
Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown by the hands 
of the Rev^ ]> Hales to be Applied for the Use of the Missionaries in 
G^rgia. 

ReceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for fourteen Pounds fifteen Shillings 
and Six Pence paid in by William Tillard Esq' for the Society for pro- 
moting Christian Knowledge being so much Expended in England by 
the Trustees for the Saltzburghers in Georgia between March 8*^ 1736 
and Nov' 3. 1737. 

Read a Letter from Andrew Stone Esq' Under Secretary to his Grace 
the Duke of Newcastle with a Letter from John Savy dated Cadiz Octo- 
ber 22. 1737 to the Trustees transmitted by M' Keen to his Grace, giv- 
ing an Account of the Designs of the Spauiards, and the Informations 
given by the said Savy to the Spaniards how they might attack the Col- 
ony of Georgia. 

Read Another Letter from John Savy dated Falmouth Nov' 17 1737 
to the Trustees, giving an Account of his having surrendered himself a 
Prisoner to Lord Tyrawley at Lisbon, and his being confined in Penden- 
nis Castle, and desiring to be brought up to London in Order to his 
Examination. 
Ordered . 

That the last Letter and a Copy of the first be immediately laid before 
his Grace the Duke of Newcastle. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 808 



Palace Court 

Wednesday December 7 1737 

Present 
8" William Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Bucks 
M' L'apostre 
D' Bundy 
D' Hales 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' Holland 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre. 

Beceiy'd by the hands of D' Hales the Sum of five Pounds five Shil- 
lings the Benefaction of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown 
to be Applied towards the Support of the Orphans in Qeorgia, or of the 
Missionaries there. 

Bead Several Letters from M' Williamson of Savanah to the Trustees 
complaining of the Sev'' M' John Wesley's having refused the Sacrament 
to his Wife M" Sophia Williamson, with M" Williamson's Affidavit 
thereupon ; And two Presentments of the Grand Jury of the Rev' M' 
Wesley for the said Refusal and for several Other facts laid to his Charge. 
Ordered 

That Copies of the said Letters and Affidavit be sent over to the Rev"* M' 
John Wesley desiring him to return his Answer to the same as soon as 
possible. And that a Letter be sent to M' Williamson to acquaint him 
of the said Copies being sent to M^ Wesley ; And that if he has any 
thing new to lay before the Trustees he should show it first to M' Wesley 
And then send it over to them ; And that the Trustees think he should 
not have made his Application to the World by Advertising his Com- 
plaints before acquainting the Trustees with them. 

Adjoum'd. 



804 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Dec' 21'* 1737. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
8' William Heathcote 
M' Laroche 
M' Holland 
Col. Oglethorpe 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Smith. 

Beceiy'd a Beceipt Arom the Bank for five Pounds five Shillings paid 
in by the Bev^ D' Ehles being the Benefaction of a Gentle Woman 
Who desires to be Unknown, to be Applied towards the Support of the 
Orphans in Georgia or the Missionaries there. 

Beceiv^d a Beceipt from the Bank for three Pounds three Shilliugs 
paid in by Lieut Col. Cochran, Major Cook, and George Breston Jun' 
Esq' being One Pound One Shilling Each for the respective Considera- 
tions of their Grants. 

Bead an Instruction from the King to the Trustees Appointing, that 
in the Morning and Evening Prayers in the Litany and in all Other 
Parts of the Public Service as well in the Occasional Offices as in the 
Book of Common Prayer, Where the Boyal Family is appointed to be 
particularly pray'd for the following Form and Order 

** Their Boyal Highnesses Frederick Prince of 
** Wales, the Princess ot Wales, the Duke, 
''the Princesses and all the Boyal Family" 

be forthwith published in the several Parish Churches and Other Places of 
Divine Worship within the Colony of Georgia, and that Obedience be paid 
thereto accordingly. 
Order'd 

That a Copy of the said Instructions be sent to the Magistrates in 
Georgia, that the same may be complied with accordingly by all the 
Mioisters of the Congregation in the Province of Georgia 
Order'd 

That a License be made out for the Bev^ M' George Whitefield to per- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 805 

form ficdeeiastical Offices in Georgia as a Deacon of the Church of Eog- 
land. 

Col. Oglethorpe laid before the Board a Letter from M' Stone Under 
Secretary to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle dated Whitehall Dec' 17. 
1737 mentioning that John Savj had been ezamin'd since his Arrival in 
England and Col. Oglethorpe mov'd that a Committee be appointed to 
wait upon his Grace the Duke of Newcasle from time to time upon the 
Subject of the said Savy's Examination. 
Resolved 

That M' Oglethorpe M' Vernon, M' Thomas Tower, and WP Laroche 
or Any two of them be a Committee to wait upin his Grace the Duke 
of Newcastle from time to time up >n ihe Examination of the sai4 Savy. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Friday December the 30*^ 1737 

Prpspnt 
M' Oglethorpe President 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

Received by the Hands of the Earl of Egmont five hundred Copies of 
an Explanation of the Church Catechism in two Parcels Whereof One 
bound, and the Other stitch'd, being the Beuefaciioo of a Lady Who 
desires to be Uuknown. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affixM to an Authority for the 
Rev'' M' George Whitefield to perform Ecclesiastical Offices at Frederica 
in Georgia as a Deacon of the Church ot Etiglaud. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



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306 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday JaD'^ 11 173^ 

PreseDt 
M' L'apo8tre President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
8' William Heathcote 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' iSmith 

Bead a Letter from M' William Stephens dated October 26. 1737 
Charles Town South Carolina ; giving an Account of his safe Arrival 
there, and his setting forwards for Georgia 

Adjourned. 

Palace Court 
Wednesday Ftb'^ 1" 173^ 

Present 
Earl of Egmout President 
Col. Oglethorpe 
D' Hales 
M' Tho' Archer 
Earl of Shaltesbury 
M' Smith 
(Japt. Coram. 

ReceiVd by the hands of D^ Hales two Pounds two Shillings the Bene- 
faction of a Gentlewoman Who degires to be Unknown, And One Pound 
One Shilling the Benetactiun of Another Gentle Woman Who desires to 
be Unknown for the Use of the Missionaries there 

Adjourned. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 307 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'^ 8*** 173J 

Present 
Col. Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Sloper 
M'Page 
M*^ L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Tho* Archer 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre 
M' Tho' Tower. 

Seceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for three Pounds three* Shillings 
paid in at the last Board by the Rev*^ D' Hales being the Benefactions of 
two Gentle Women Who desire to be Unknown for the use of the^Mis- 
sionaries in Georgia. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb^^ 15 173J- 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Carpenter 
Alderman Cater 
M' L'apostre 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M^ Tho- Tower 
M' Tracy. 

Read a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for the further Establishment of the Colony. 



808 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Ai^d to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordiogly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do oountersign the same. 

Adjouro'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb-^ 22. 173| 

Present 
D' Hales President 
M' Vernon 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
jy Bundy 
M' Smith. 

The Bev' M' John Wesley attended and delivered into the Board a 
Narrative of his own relating to the Complaints of M^ Williamstm, and 
three Certificates, One sign'd by James Burnside dated Savanah Nov' 
1*' 1737 Another of the same date sigu'd by Margaret Burnside And 
Another sign'd ^by Charles Delamotte dated Savanah October 25. 1737. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March !•• 173| 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
Lord Limerick 
Lord Carpenter 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Smith 
Alderman Cater 
Capt Coi*am. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 809 

Beceiv'd two tubs containing One thousand Vine Plants the Benefac- 
tion of M' Charles King of Brumpton for the Benefit of the Colony of 
Georgia for Which the President return'd the thanks of the Board to 
M' King. 

M' Alderman Cater acquainted the Board that his Attendance on the 
Affairs of the City as an Alderman, and hb own private Affairs in the 
Country engaged so much of his time that he could not give the attend- 
ance to the Business of the Colony of Georgia that was requisite, and 
therefore desired they would chuse some Gentleman in his Place of One 
of the Common Council, Who might be of more service to the Trust. 
And then he presented his Resignation under his hand and Seal of the 
Office of Common Council Man of the Trust dated March the 1"* Instant. 

Bead the following Letter from the Rev' D' Bundy to M' Harman 
Verelst the Accomptant. 

8' 

As I can see no probability of my being able to do the poor people in 
Georgia any considerable service; And as I apprehend I shall not be at 
lebure to give that Attendance at the Board the next Summer which 
might be expected ; I beg the favour of You to offer my request to the 
(Gentlemen present, that they would fill up my place in the Common 
Council and Trust at the ensuing Annual Meeting. By Which I don't 
mean to save the remainder of what I have subscrib'd : As soon as I 
know that any Church or Churches are built or building in the Colony, 
I shall be ready to answer my Subscription. Till that time, the remain- 
ing Sum, tho' a very small One, may I think as well continue in my 
hands as in the Bank. 

I am 
King's Square Court. S' 

near Soho Square Yo' very humble Serv* 

March !•• 173^. R Bundy. 

At the same time was sent the Resignation of D' Rich' Bundy under 
his hand and Seal of the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust 
dated March l-'lTSi. 

Adjourn'd. 



310 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday March 8* 173J 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of £gniont 
Lord Talbot 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Smith 

Lord Carpenter delivered his Resignation of the Office of Common 
Council Man of the Trustees under his hand and Seal dated this day ; 
with a Letter setting forth that his Private Affiiirs obliged him to go 
early this Year into the Country Where he should remain a great while, 
Which occasioned his resigning his Office ; And further setting forth, 
that he thought Every Body ought in honour to give his Attendance, 
And that he should always retain the same Zeal for the service of the 
Colony. 

Lord Talbot delivered his Resignation of the Office of Common Coun- 
cil Man of the Trustees under his hand and Seal dated this day ; With 
his Reasons for so doing, That he thought it incumbent on Every Person 
Who undertakes, or is elected to a Trust to execute the Charge intrusted 
to his care ; That from the time of the Trustees having honoured him 
with electing him to be One of the Common Council he had scarce ever 
been able to attend the Business of a Common Council Man ; That his 
Duty in Parliament and his own private afiairs so absolutely emplo/d 
his time, that it was not possible for him to execute that Employment in 
a manner agreeable to his Sense of things. 

The Accomptant laid before the Trustees a Letter from M' Alderman 
Heathcote dated the 6*^ Instant with his Resignation of the Office of 
Common Council Man of the Trustees under his hand and Seal dated the 
6*^ Instant. In his Letter he sets forth that the Office Which he had 
the honour to bear in the City, and his own private Affairs require so 
much of his time, that it is hardly possible for him to attend these and 
the Service of the Colony of Georgia so constantly as every One ought 
Who is in a publick Trust ; And That the ill state of health he has for 
some time laboured under obliges him to live in the Country, as much as is 
consistent with his Duty, Which renders the difficulty of discharging his 
Duty to Georgia still greater. And That he is very unwilling That the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 811 

Provinoe should lose the Assistance of some Other (Jentleman, Who has 
better Abilities and more leisure to employ in its Service than he has. 

Adjoum'd. 



At the Vestry Room of S* Bride's Church 

Thursday March 16^ 173| 

Present 
Earl of EgmoDt President 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M*" Burton 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 
M' Bedford 
Lord Carpenter 
IK Hales 
Capt Coram. 

The (General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from the 9^ of 
June 1737 to the 15^ of March 173} with Observations thereon was 
read, and approved of, and ordered to be entered. 

The Trustees proceeded to the Choice of five Common Council Men in 
the room of M' Alderman Cater, D^ Bundy M' Alderman Heathcole, the 
R» Hon"* Lord Talbot and the R* Hon"* Lord Carpenter, Who had 
severally resigned their respective OfSces of Common Council Men of the 
Trustees at previous Meeting of the Trustees, and the five following 
Gentlemen were elected in their room. Viz^ Robert Tracy £sq' Chris- 
topher Tower Esq' Henry Archer E8q% John Page Esq' and the Bev'M' 
Samuel Smith. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the choice of new Trustees and S' 
Harry Gough and S' Roger Burgoigne were elected. 

Adjoum'd. 



812 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 22. 173} 

Present 
ly Hales President 
Earl of £gmont 
M' Henry Archer 
M' L'apostre 
8' W Heathcote 
M' Tracy 
M' Digby 
M' Tho' Archer 
M' Smith 
Lord Tyrconnel. 

Beceiv'd by the hands of the Bev' D' Hales twenty One Pounds the 
Benefaction of a Gkntle Woman Who desires to be Unknown to be ap- 
plied towards the Support of the Missionaries in Georgia. 

Beceiy'd two brass Cocks for salting of Animals whole the Beneiactbn 
of the Rev' D' Hales for the use of the Colony. 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trustees was ad- 
ministered to Henry Archer Esq'. 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trustees was ad* 
ministered to Bobert Tracy Esq'. 

The Seal of the Corporation was affiz'd to a Grant of five hundred 
Acres ot Land to James Carteret Esq' pursuant to an Order of the Com- 
mon Council 

Bead a Letter from M' W- Stephens dated 20. 21. 23. Detf 1737 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trustees was ad- 
ministered to the Bey' M' Samuel Smith 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 318 

Palace Court 

Wednesday March 29 1738 

PreeeDt 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Tracy 
M' Ch : Tower 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Tjrconnel 
8' W Heathcote 
M' Anderson 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trustees was ad- 
ministered to Christopher Tower Esq'. 

SeceWd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty One Pounds paid in by 
the Rev' D' Hales at the last Board being the Benefaction of a Gentle 
Woman Who desires to be Unknown for the support of the Missionaries 
in Georgia 

Adjoum'd. 



314 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wedneedaj ApriU 12. 1738 

Present 
8' William Heathcote Preaideiit 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Ch. Tower 
M" L'apostre 
M' Tho' Archer 
M' Sloper 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' Tho' Tower 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Digby 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Tracy 
IK Hales 
M' Anderson. 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Hawkins dated Frederica November 
28*^ 1737 giving an Account of the Settlement there 

Read a Letter from M' Thomas Hawkins dated Frederica Jan*^ 10*^ 
1737 with an Invojce of Drugs necessary for the Settlement. 

Bead a Letter from William Stephens Esq' dated Savanah Jan'^ 19 
173^ giving an Account of several Transactions at Savanah, and the 
State of the Silk Business. 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Causton dated Savanah Jan*^ 14. 173{ 
giving an Account of the Disposition of the forty Servants sent by 
Capt" Thomson, and of several Persons Who went over at their own 
Ezpence. 

Bead a Letter from M" Martha Causton dated Savanah Jan*^ 16 173{ 
giving an Account of the State of the Silk Business. 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Hird to Col. Oglethorpe dated Frede- 
rica Dec' 5. 1737. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. .316 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 19** 1738 

Present. 
M' Ch. Tower President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 
M' Tracy 
Col. Oglethorpe 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for two Pounds two Shillings being 
One Pound One Shilling the Consideration Money mentioned in the 
Grant of Capf William Wood: And One Pound One Shilling the Con- 
sideration Money mention'd in the Orant of James Carteret Esq'. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday ApriU 26* 1738 

Present 
M' Henry Archer President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Tracy 
M' Vernon 
Col Oglethorpe 

Beceiv'd of M' Tracy ten Pounds being his Subscription towards the 
building of Churches in Oeorgia and other Religious Uses. 

The Bev^ M' John Wesley attended and left the Appointment of him 
by the Trustees to perform Ecclesiastical Offices in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Authority granted to the Rev* M' John Wesley to do and 



816 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

perform all Religions and Ecclesiastical Offices in (Georgia dated October 
10^ 1735 be revoked. 

Adjourn'd. 



Horn Tavern 

Monday May !•• 1738 

Present 
M' Digby President 
Lord TyrcoDnel 
Lord Carpenter 
6' William Heathcote 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 

M' Alderman Heathcote 
M' Alderman Cater 
M' Sloper 
M' Tho' Archer 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' Hucks 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M' Tracy 
M' L'apostre 
Resolved 

ji'hat an Application be made for a Ship for Capt" James Oascoigne ; 
And that that Ship may be the stationed Ship for Qeorgia ; if not, to 
get the next Vacancy on the Virginia or Carolina Station Ships Which 
first drop in order to become the Station Ship for (Georgia. 

Receiv'd by the hands of M' Vernon the sum of fifty Pounds being 
the Benefaction of a Lady Whose Name is desired to be conceal'd to be 
applied towards building the Church at Savanah in Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 817 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 3* 1738 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
Earl ot Shaftesbury 
Col. Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' Tracy 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by Robert 
Tracy Esq' being his Subscription for building of Churches in Georgia 
and other Religious Uces. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for fifty Pounds paid in at the 
last Board by M' Vernon being the Benefaction of a Lady Whose Name 
is desired to be conceaPd to be applied towards the building of the 
Church at Savanah in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That it be refer^d to the Committee of Correspondence to prepare an 
Act to enable the Trustees to appoint Commissioners for the more efifect- 
ual Execution in a summary way of an Act to prevent the Importation 
and Use of Rum and Brandies in the Province of Georgia 

Adjouru'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 10** 1738 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 



318 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Letter from the Bev' M' George Whitefield dated Gibraltar 
Feb'' 20^ n^i intimating that since his Departure from England, he 
hears the Rev^ M*" John Wesley is return'd to England, and is therefore 
desirous if the Trustees think proper for him to alter his Measures they 
would send their Orders to him. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to the Rev* M' Whitefield permitting him to 
perform all Religious Offices as Deacon of the Church of England at 
Savanah as well as Frederica untill Another Minister is provided for the 
Town of Savanah. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 17 1738 

Present 
M' Henry Archer President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apoetre 
M' Smith 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling paid 
in by Capt. Alexander Heron being the Consideration Money mentioned 
in his Grant. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by S^ William 
Heathcote Bar* being his Subscription towards the building of two 
Churches in Georgia and other Religious Uses. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by Col. 
Oglethorpe being his Subscription towards the building of two Churches 
in Georgia and other Religious Uses 

Adjourned. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 319 

Palace Court 

Friday May 19"' 1738 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Smiih 
M' Anderson. 

The Seal of the Corporation in pursuance of the Orders of the 
Common Council was affixed to the following Deeds and Papers. Vizt. 

A Lease and Release dated May 16. & 17. 1738 for three thousand 
Acres to the Bailiffs of Frederica in Trust for granting five Acres to Each 
Soldier and Non Commissioned Officer of Col. Oglethorpe's Regiment. 

A Lease and Release dated May 16 and 17. 1738 for three thousand 
Acres to the Bailiffs of Savanah in Trust for granting fifty Acre Lots to 
Men being Protestants of twenty One Years of Age and upwards, Who 
shall arrive in Georgia within three Years from the Date. 

A Minute of a Resolution of the Common Council relating to Col. 
Oglethorpe's Account. 

A Minute of a Resolution of the Common Council for indemnifying 
Col. Oglethorpe against the Indorsement of the Trustees Sola Bills. 

A Letter to M' Causton dated this day and several Lists and Accounts 
and Invoice Annexed. 

Instructions to M' Thomas Jones. 

Adjourn'd 



820 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 21- 1738 

Pre-^Dt 
M' L'apostre PreeideDt 
Earl of Shaftedbury 
Karl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
M' Laroche 
M' 1 ht>' Tower 
Lord TyrcoDnel 
M' VerDOQ 
M' Ch. Tower. 

Read a Petition to the Lords Comm" of his Majesty's Treasury desir- 
ing their Lordships Directions for issuing the Sum of eight thousand 
Pounds granted to his Majesty in the last Session of Parliament towards 
settling the Colony of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the said Petition. 

Received by the hands of the Rev* M' Burton ten Pounds being the 
fifth Annual Payment of an Unknown Benefactor for the endowment of 
a Catechiitt in Georgia. 

M' Vernon laid before the Board an Order of his Majesty in Council 
relating to au Ordinance pass'd by the Lieut Gov' Council and Assem- 
bly of S* Carolina to raise a Sum in order to indemnify the Traders of 
South Carolina in opposition to the Act pass'd by his Majesty for regu- 
lating the Trade with the Indians. 
Ordered 

That a Copy of the same be entered in the Trustees Books, And that 
Another Copy of the same be transmitted to Col. Oglethorpe in order to 
hb carrying it to Georgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 821 

Palace Court 

Wednesday June 7^ 1738 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Holland 
M' L'apostre 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' Smith, 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds from an Unknown 
Benefactor by the hands of the Bev** M' Burton being the fifth Annual 
Payment for the endowment of a Catechist in Oeorgia. 

Seal'd a Duplicate of the Trustees Letter to M' Causton dated May 
19*^ last with several Lists and Accounts and Invoice annexed. 

Read a Letter from Col. Oglethorpe dated the 4*^ Instant directed to 
the Accountant in answer to the Trustees Letter to him dated the 2^ In- 
stant Which Letter and Answer were in the following Words. Vizt. 

Georgia Office Westminst. 
S' 

The Trustees being greatly alarm'd at the great Number of Certified 
Accounts amounting to One thousand four hundred and One Pounds 
thirteen Shillings and two Pence brought for Payment since Tuesday 
last, immediately met to concert the most proper Measures to secure their 
Effects in Georgia, and M' Causton^s Person to answer for his Conduct in 
receiving these Cargoes without any Order Whatsoever from the Trustees ; 
for these Certified Accounts unpaid now amount to five thousand two 
hundred and thirty six Pounds and six Pence. And the Sola Bills, Pro- 
visions and Effects received by M' Causton since Midsummer last amount 
to thirteen thousand and Eighty Six Pounds Nine Shillings and nine 
Pence for the Application of Which he has g^ven the Trustees no 
Account 

The Situation of the Trustees Affairs b such that they cannot sit still 
in these Circumstances, but must in their own Justification insist upon 
an immediate Seizure of M' Causton to be detained, untill he gives suffi- 
cieni Security to answer this surprising Conduct of his. Which may draw 
the Trustees into the greatest Inconvenience and Discredit, While, at the 
same time they on their Part have taken all possible care to prevent such 
rflo.YMY.i.] 



822 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

iDOonvenienoes happening; And onless he shall prodooe to You such 
Accounts as You think when transmitted to the Trustees will prove sat- 
isfactory to them. You are desired forthwith to send him with his Books 
and Papers in safe Custody to the Trustees, that he may make up his 
Accounts with them. But if it should so happen, Which the Trustees 
are afraid cannot be the case, that M' Causton should produce such an 
Account as will be in Your Opinion satisfactory to the Trustees; You 
are desired forthwith to transmit such his Account by the first Opportu- 
nity, and to continue him upon Sufficient Security untill the Trustees 
have examin'd and approved thereof. 

The Common Council will at their next Meeting seal an Instrument 
to remove him from his Office of first BaUiff, Which is intended as a 
Suspension to wait the making up of those Accounts. 

As the Trustees conduct must stand evidently clear from any Imputa- 
tion of Neglect, they strongly recommend it to You (being One of 
themselves) to use all possible means to preserve that Credit they have 
hitherto been possessed of; And Which they desire to have continued 
consistent with the Characters they bear, and Which the Disinterested 
Manner they have always acted in has justly entitled them to. 

It is almost impossible for the Trustees to express the great Resent- 
ments Which they have entertained at the Behaviour of a Person to 
Whom they show'd such Marks of Distinction and Favour ; Who by a 
Conduct, for Which they cannot as yet find a Name, has already disabled 
them from bearing an Expence of an Estimate, Which they had calcu- 
lated with the utmost frugality and Economy for the Services of the 
Colony from Midsummer next. 

The Trustees now transmit to You the Order of Council, Which M' 
Vernon brought to the Common Council last Wednesday relating to the 
Carolina Ordinance. The Perusal of Which they hope will be very 
agreeable to You ; And they deeire that You transmit it to the Lieuten- 
ant Gov' and Council of S"* Carolina by the first Opportunity. There is 
a Duplicate of the same Order put into the hands of M' Fury. 

The Trustees have been informed that the Council have not determined 
any thing definitely upon the Complaint of the L^ Gov' and Council of 
&" Carolina, But have directed Instructions to be prepared for both Col- 
onies for concerting Measures for settling the Trade upon such a foot as 
may be for the mutual Advantage of both Provinces. 

The last Advices from Charles Town dated Aprill 21*^ Which arrived 
this day, confirm that the Ships lately seen off* &• Augustine were four 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 828 

Spanish Men of War and thirty Transports with Spanish Troops ; And 
it is said that they had landed at Augustine Nine hundred Men, and 
were gone to Havana for One hundred and fifty More. That Capf" 
Howell, One Who had been detained at S* Augustine, and lately come 
from thence made an Affidavit at Charles Town of this Increase of 
Forces at S* Augustine, and That a Vessel arrived there just before he 
came away with an Order from Old Spain to stop the Expedition for the 
Present. 

The Inclosed Letter from M' Samuel Prince at Wokingham in Berks 

came to the Office today to inquire after his Son Thomas Milsam Prince 

said to be Entered for (Georgia The Trustees therefore send it to You to 

do what is proper in case any such Person is in the present Imbarkation. 

I am 

8' 

Your most Obed* 

humble Serv^ 
P. S. Habman Verelst Acco*"* 

As the Trustees cannot Answer 2 June 1738. 

the Ezpences of the Estimate, Tbey 
desire that only such Articles may be 
defray'd with the five hundred Pounds 
in Sola Bills You have with You, and 
What shall be found remaining in the 
Stores ; being the Only Money the 
Trustees can look upon themselves as 
possessed of to answer the Expences 
of the Colony to Mids' 1739. 
To the Hon*"** Oen^ Oglethorpe at Oosport to 

the care of the Postmaster at Portsmouth. 

The Answer 
Sir 

I have received Yours by the Trustees Order, The Advices from Au- 
gustine prove the Care and Vigilance of the Trustees, Who apprised the 
Government of the Intentions of the Spaniards, and of these Preparations 
of the Spaniards in Aprill last was twelve Month. 

If that Article is true, that the Orders from Spain have delay'd the 
Execution of their Design, If they have not acted before I get thither, 
I do not doubt but we shall prevent their doing any Mischief afterwards. 



824 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

With respect to the Other Affairs, the Trustees have acted with the 
greatest pradence and CaatioD, of which Every Letter and Order of 
theirs is Evidence. Their last Orders also show that they join a trae 
Spirit with their Caution. There must be great Care taken that they 
are not known. 

A Ship bound for Carolina go's out in a few days ; And it should be 
well look'd to that no Advices go by that Ship Which may be prejudicial 
to the Service by giving Intelligence and preventing the Effects of their 
Care. 

By the Accounts You send me of the State of the Trustees Affairs, 
there has been more expended in Georgia than granted by Parliament, 
but if it is in Store, and forthcoming, it will serve for the Provision of 
this Year. If I find that the Circumstances are such as You apprehend 
them, I shall not issue any of the £500 Sola Bills, till I have further Orders 
from the Trustees. I do not doubt but I shall set all things to rights. 
If the Qovemmental Affairs could have been brought so to bear, as that 
I had set out in July or August last, as the Trustees and I desired, this 
had been all prevented. Howsoever, as I said before, I do not doubt but 
I shall still come time enough to remedy what this Delay hath occasion'd. 
I know there will be a great deal of trouble in it, but I am accustomed 
to Difficulties, so that they never make me Despair. 

If there has been any fraud in these Certified Accounts And that the 
Persons did not deliver the Effects Certified to the Trustees Use ; but that 
the Certificate was a Piece of Roguery agreed upon between the De- 
liverer and the Signer, to be sure such Certificates are not binding upon 
the Trustees, tho' the Person signing was employed by them. Therefore 
in my poor Opinion the Trustees should delay the Payment of thoee Cer- 
tified Accounts till they have the Examination from Georgia. 

The Order of Council is very satisfactory with respect to the Repeal of 
the Ordinance. I have ordered all the Ships to be examined ' if Samuel 
Prince is on board. I am 

Sir 

Your very humble Serv* 
Gosport June 4. 1738. James Oglethorpe. 

P. S 

I have the Trustees Order for 
making an immediate Seizure on 
Causton his Books and Papers and 
ahall see them immediately executed. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 325 

This must be kept with the greatest 
Secrecy, for if he should know the 
Orders before thej are executed, the 
Effect will perhaps be prevented. I 
have not trusted even my Clerk. 

The Trustees order'd a Letter to Gen^ Oglethorpe to be sign'd by the 
Aooomptant in the foUowing Words 

The Common Council have this day seal'd the Removal of M' Thomas 
Canston from the Office of first Bailiff, And the Appointment of M' Henry 
Parker in his Boom ; Which they desire You to use or not according to 
the Trustees Letter of the 2*^ Instant : And M' Holland and M' Henry 
Archer being of Opinion that after the Arresting of M" Causton Which 
must be done at all Events ; But if by legal Process to justify the ap- 
prehending and detaining him afterwards it is the most proper. The 
securing his Books and Papers, Allowing him the use of his Books and 
Papers to make his Accounts out by from Lady Day 1734 And taking 
the Possession of the Trustees Effects. You should be desired only to 
continue him in safe Custody, or on Sufficient Security untill his Accounts 
are examined into. The Trustees desire You would do so, and direct M' 
Jones to examine them, and to report to You thereon. And that You 
would send Copies of such of his Accounts When examined, And M^ 
Jones's Report to the Trustees for their Perusal with Your Opinion 
thereon. 

The Trustees therefore desire he may not be sent over to England for 
the present, but only continued in safe Custody in (Georgia or on suffi- 
cient Security untill the Trustees give further Directions concerning 
them. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wedoesday Jane 14 1738 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apofltre 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Smith 
M' Laroche. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that a Bank Receipt for three 
hundred and fifty Nine Pounds paid in by M' Alderman Heathcote to 
balance his Lnprests come to his hands, since the last Meeting, and was 
exchanged with the Bank the 13*^ Instant 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 21* 1738 

Present 
M' L'apoetre President 
Earl of Egmont 
B' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
M' Holland 
M' Hen. Archer. 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Causton dated 20"^ Aprill 1738 with 
Copies of several Affidavits and Letters giving Intelligence of the Prepa- 
rations made by the Spaniards for attacking the Colony of Georgia. 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Jenys dated Aprill 24 1738 relating to 
Accounts between the Trustees and his deceased Brother M' Paul Jenys, 
giving some Account of the Colony, and of the preparations of the 
Spaniards, and with Offers of Service to the Trust 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 827 

Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to the said M*" Thomas Jenys in Answer to the 
forgoing. 

(»ic) 

The Affidavit of Joseph Preu taken before M' Bailiff Parker and 
M' Recorder Christie at Bavanah Aprill 12 1738 relating to the Designs 
and Preparations of the Spaniards to attack the Colony of Georgia being 
read. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do incloee it in a Letter to Andrew Stone Esq^ and 
desire him to lay it before his Grace the Duke of Newcastle. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 28 1738 

Present 
S' William Heathcote Preddent 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M' Holland 
M' Ch. Tower 

M' William Norris having attended and offer'd himself to go as Mis- 
sionary to the Colony of Georgia, and presented a Letter of Recommen- 
dation from his Grace the Primate of Ireland, And Another Letter from 
the B* Rev' the Lord Bishop of London to the Secretary of the Society 
for propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts in his fieivour. 
Besolved 

That When the said M' Norris shall be ordain'd Deacon and Priest he 
be sent by the first Opportunity as a Missionary to the Town of Savanah 
in Georgia 

Adjoum'd. 



828 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July 5«^ 1738 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
8' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 

Bead a Letter of Attorney impowering the Accountant to receive at 
his Majesty's Exchequer the sum of Eight thousand Pounds granted in 
the last Session of Parliament towards settling the Colony of (Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Beceiy'd twelve Copies of D' Coney Beare's Sermons preach'd before 
the Charity Schools May 4 1738 being a Benefaction of the Society for 
promoting Christian Knowledge 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 12 1738 
Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
S' WiUiam Heathcote 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank for Eight thousand Pounds paid 
in by the Accountant being so much received by him at the Exchequer 
by Virtue of the Trustees Letter of Attorney the 7^ Listant out of the 
Supplies for the Year 1738 to be applied towards settling the Colony of 
(Georgia. Vizt. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 829 



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120. 


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207. 


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£ 8000. 


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Net Money ariamg from the said Issue 

Fees at the Treasury remitted . . . 

D* at the Pells 

D* at the Auditor of the Exchequer 
D* at the Teller's Office 



Bead a Letter from Gren* Oglethorpe on board the Blandford at Plim- 
outh July 3. 1738. 
Order'd 

That a Copy of the said Letter be sent to Andrew Stone Esq' in order 
to be laid before his Grace the Duke of Newcastle. 

Bead an Authority to the Bev*^ M' WUliam Norris to do and perform 
all Beligious and Ecclesiastical Offices in the. Colony of (Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affixed accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Saturday July 15. 1738 

Present 
S' William Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
M'Eyre 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' L*apostre 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Smith. 

The Bey' M' William Norris attended and laid before the Trustees the 
Deeds of Ordination of him as Priest and Deacon of the Church of Eng- 



880 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

land by the Bight Bey' Father in God the Lord Bishop of Londpn, and 
M' Norris's Declaration thereupon 

Adjoom'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday July 17 1738. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
8' WiUiam Heathcote 
D* Hales 
M' L'apostre 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' Smith. 

Bead Listructions to the Bev*' M' William Norris for his Conduct in 
Georgia 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday August 2 1738 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L*apoetre 
Capt. Coram. 

Bead a Letter from M' Bobert Millar the Botanist dated Kingston in 
Jamaica May 26*^ 1738 signifying his Intention of returning home. 
Besolved 

That an Application be made to the Lords Commissioners of the Ad- 
miralty for a Protection for the two Brothers Brigantine Capt W* 
Thomson Commander and Eleven Men Burthen 150 Tons for G^igia 
with Passengers to settle there. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 331 

Palace Court 

Wednesday August 23 1738 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
IF Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Vernon. 

Receiy'd a Beceipt from the Bank for three hundred Pounds paid in 
the 15*^ Instant, being so much received by the hands of M' Amos Gal- 
lard of New Inn the only surviving Trustee uoder the WiU of Timothy 
Wilson Esq' out of the Charity Money directed to be disposed of by the 
said Will. 

Bead his Majesty's Instruction to the Trustees dated the 21"^ of July 
last to prepare a proper Act or Ordinance for settling the Trade carried 
on by the Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia with the Indians on 
such a footing as may be for the mutual Benefit and Satisfaction of both 
the said Provinces. His Majesty having at the same time given an In- 
struction to Samuel Horsey Esq' his Governor and Lieut. General of 
South Carolina to recommend to the Council and Assembly there to pass 
a Law for the like Purpose in that Province. 

And the said Samuel Horsey Esq' being dead since the date of the 
said Instruction 
Besolved 

That a Letter be sent to General Oglethorpe to acquaint him there- 
with ; And that the Trustees are desirous of having proper Measures 
concerted for preserving the Peace with the Indians by licensing fit Per- 
sons under the like reasonable Securities and Instructions for regulating 
their Trade with the Indians in both Provinces, And that for that end 
he would consult with Lieut Governor William Bull for appointing 
Persons to settle the Boundaries of Each Province and the Nations of 
Indians within Each Boundary. That the Number of Traders against 
the Number of Indians in both Provinces should be computed to settle 
the Nations Which one Licensed Trader can supply, and the Nations 
Which require more Traders than one to supply them ; And that one 
half of the said Traders might be licensed by the Commissioners for 
South Carolina, And the Other half by the Commissioners for Georgia. 



382 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

And that the Plan of proper Acts might be prepared and sent over to 
the Trustees for their Consideration to answer the Purposes of his 
Majest/s said Listruction. 

And that in the mean time the Commissioners of of South Carolina 

(hie 

and the Commissioners of (Georgia may proceed in their respective Prov- 
inces in concert with each Other to carry on a mutual Trade to the In- 
dians in both Provinces. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 
Wednesday December IS*^ 1738 
Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M"" Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Laroche 
D' Hales 
M' Smith. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for Eight Pounds by S' John Lade 
Bar* the 12^ of October last, being so much advanced by the Trustees 
in the Charges of a Servant to the Widow of Nathaniel Polhill in 
Georgia. 

Reoeiv'd of a Gentle Woman Who desires to be Unknown by the 
hands of the Rev^ D^ Hales twenty One Pounds to be applied to the 
ReUgious Uses of the Colony. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 888 



Palace Court 

Wedneedaj December 20 1738 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President. 
Earl of Egmont 
8' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre. 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty One Pounds paid in by 
the Rev' ly Hales at the last Meeting being the Benefaction of a Gentle 
Woman Who desires to be Unknown to be applied to the Religious Uses 
of the Colony in general. 

Received a Parcel of Vine Cuttings mostly of the Burgundy kind, the 
Benefaction of Samuel Forster Esq' Which the Accomptant acquainted 
the Trustees were shipt on board the America Capt. Oerald for Charlee 
Town in their Way to Georgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday December 27"^ 1738 

Present. 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
M' Laroche. 

Seal'd a Commission to the Rev' M' George Whitefield to collect Bene- 
factions in general, but which when Collected are particularly to be ap- 



834 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

plied for erecting an Orphan House in Georgia, and building a Place of 
Worship for the Saltzbnrghers at Ebenezer. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan'^ 3. 173f 

Present 
M' Thomas Archer President. 

Earl of Egmont 

M' Vernon 

M' Henry Archer 
Resolved 

That three of the Trustees be desired to wait on M' Chancellor of the 
Exchequer And on the Trustees Behalf do humbly represent that they 
find it necessary to apply for the Sum of Eight thousand Pounds for the 
support of the Colony for the Year 1739. Many unforeseen Accidents 
having arisen which were not included in the Calculation made for the 
last Year; particularly the continuance of the Charge of the Military 
Defence of the Colony, longer than was expected, by reason that Col. 
Oglethorpe's Regiment did not arrive six months so soon as was intended : 
And also the Charge of supplying the Inhabitants longer than was 
agreed for, Out of the publick Stores, occasion'd by the general Drought 
the last Summer, Which depriv'd them of the Crops of the Season, And 
Which continues that Charge on the Trustees untill the next Year's 
Crop. All Which Extraordinary Expences amount in the Whole to 
three thousand pounds Sterling and Upwards. And that unless the said 
Eight thousand Pounds be granted, the Trustees will not be enabled to 
discharge the Debts Which by these extraordinary Expences they have 
been obliged to contract, nor support the Colony for the ensuing Year. 
And That it is a Concern to the Trustees that these unforeseen Accidents 
have obliged them to apply for a larger Sum this Year by three thou- 
sand Pounds than they hope will be necessary for carrying on the Service 
of the Colony for the future. And That the Trustees make it their Re- 
quest that the said Sum of Eight thousand Pounds, now applied for, be 
put into the Estimate to be laid by the Crown before the Parliament. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 385 

Palace Court 

Wedoeeday Jan'^ 10 173| 

Preeent 
Earl of EgmoQt President 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apoBtre 
M' Hen. Aroher 
M' Smith. 
Resolved 

That a General Meeting of the Trustees be appointed for Wednesday 
next the 17*^ Listant at eleven in the forenoon to consider of the Answer 
received from the Chancellor ot the Exchequer to the Trustees Represen- 
tation of the 8^ Instant, relating to the further Support of the Colony. 
And that Letters be sent for that Purpose, And Publick Notice in the 
Daily and Evening Papers to desire aU the Trustees to be present on 
extraordinary Affiurs. 
^ > Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan'' 17 173| 

Present 
M' Laroche President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
S' Jacob Bouverie 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Alderman Heathcote 
Lord Carpenter 
M' Tho' Archer 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 

M' Thomas Archer reported that pursuant to the Instructions of the 
Board the 3' Inst, M' Hucks, M' Hen. Archer and himself had waited 
on the Chancellor of the Exchequer Jan'^ 9. relating to the Trustees 



886 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Application to the Parliament for Eight thousand Pounds for the Sup- 
port of the Colony for the Year 1739. Desiring it might be put into 
the Estimate for the current Service of the Year. And that the Chan- 
cellor of the Exchequer retum'd for Answer, that their Application 
must be by Petition to Parliameut, there being no Estimates made but 
for Military Establishments. That this was of a Civil Nature, And 
therefore could not be put into the Estimate. That the Trustees might 
depend upon all the Assistance Which he could give. 

Read a Draught of a Petition to the House of Commons. 

Which was Approved of. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan^^ 24. 173f 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Alderman Heathcote 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Tracy 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' Vernon 
M' Tho' Archer 
M' Digby 
M' Laroche. 

Bead a Letter from General Oglethorpe to the Trustees dated Frede- 
rica October 7*** 1738 relating to the State of the Colony. 

Bead Another Letter from Gen* Oglethorpe to the Trustees dated 
Oct' 19 1738 relating to the State of the Colony. 

Bead Another Letter from Gen* Oglethorpe to the Trustees Oct^ 19. 
1738 relating to the importance of the Southern Ports of Georgia. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 887 

Bead Another Letter from W Jones to the Accomptant dated Sa- 
vanah Oct' 19. 1738. 

Bead Another Letter from M' Tho' Jones to the Aoeomptant dated Sa- 
Tanah Oct' 20. 1738 relating to the Loan of two hundred Pounds to 
M' Abraham DeLjon. 

Bead Another Letter from M' Tho' Jones to the Accomptant dated 
Nov' 12. 1738 reUting to the Stores at Savanah, and M' Causton's Con- 
duct. 

Bead a Beport from M' Stephens and M' Parker to Qeo} Oglethorpe 
relating to the Stores. 

Bead a Petition from the Old Freeholders in Frederica praying a fur- 
ther Supply by way of Loan of Bread kind and Provisions together with 
Seeds for Planting. 
Besolved 

That the said Letters, the Beport and Petition be refer'd to the Com- 
mittees of Correspondence and Accounts. 
Besolved 

That it be refer'd to a Committee of Any three of the Trustees to pre* 
pare a new Petition to the Parliament for a Supply. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan'^ 31"* 173f 

Present 

Earl of Shaftesbury President 

Earl of Egmont 

M' Vernon 

S' Jacob Bouverie 

Lord Carpenter 

M' L'apostre 

M' Anderson 

ar Tho' Archer 

M' Tracy 

M' Smith 

S' Boger Burgoigne 

M' Tho' Tower ^ 

Alderman Heathcote. 
[22e.T.,T.i.] 



338 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Bead a Letter from Gen* Oglethorpe to the Trastees dated Sept' 19 
1738 giving some Account of the Province. 
Besolved 

That a Letter be sent to Gen' Oglethorpe acknowledging the Beceipt 
of his several Letters; And to acquaint him that the Trustees have pre- 
pared a Petition to the Parliament this Session for a Supply And that 
thej have no doubts of Success in it. 

Bead a Letter from William Stephens Esq' dated Sept' 27"^ 1738 and 
a Supplement to it Sept' 29. giving some Account of M' Bradley's Con- 
duct and other Affairs in the Province. 
Besolved 

That it is the Opinion of the Trustees that the most Effectual Measures 
be taken to bring M' Bradley to Account and to secure and prosecute 
him. 

Bead a Letter from W" Stephens Esq' dated Nov' 21" 1738 relating 
to M' Gauston's Conduct and Other Affairs. 

Bead a Letter from an Unknown Person to the Secretary making Pro- 
posals for his going over with a Number of hired Servants to Georgia. 
Besolved 

That the aforesaid Letters be refer'd to the Committee of Correspond- 
ence. 

Bead a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for the further Settling of the Colony. 

Which was Approved of. 

Beceiv'd of the Hon**** Society in Scotland for propagating Christian 
Knowledge by the hands of M' Adam Anderson to be paid over to the 
Bev^ M' John MacLeod their Missionary at Darien in Georgia in the 
Trustees Sola Bills, forty Pounds. 
Besolved 

That three of the Trustees do wait on M' Chancellor of the Exchequer, 
and on the Trustees behalf do humbly represent that since their Bepre- 
sentation of the 3^ Instant they have received Authentick Accounts from 
G^rgia that several new and Additional Demands have been made upon 
them for the Military Defence of the Colony and Other Incidental 
Charges necessary for the Support and Preservation thereof. And that 
they are therefore obliged to apply for the Sum of twenty thousand 
Pounds for the defraying the said Ezpences, And the Support of the 
said Colony for the ensuing Year. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 389 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb^ 7. 173| 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Smith 
M'Tracy 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Tho' Archer. 

Beceiy'd a Receipt from the Bank for forty Pounds paid in by M' Adam 
Anderson the 6*^ Instant from the Hon**** Society in Scotland for propa- 
gating Christian Knowledge to be paid over to the Rev' M' John Mac- 
Leod their Missionary at Darien in Scotland. 

Seal'd the Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable 
the Trustees to provide for the further Settling of the Colony. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be afBx'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



840 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'' 14. 173J 

Preeent 
M' Vernon President 

Earl of Egmont 

S' William Heathcote 

M' Tho' Archer 

M' Hen. Archer 

M' ChriBtopher Tower 

M'Tho' Tower 

M' Tracy 

M' L'apoBtre 

S' Harry Gough 

Lord Limerick 

ly Hales 

Earl of Shaftesbury 

M' Digby 

Alderman Heathcote 

M' Anderson 

M' Smith. 
Resolved 

That the Consideration of a proper Day for presenting the Trustees 
Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply be postponed to Monday 
next. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 341 



Palace Court 

Monday Feb'' 19 173f 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President. 

Lord Limerick 

& WUliam Heathcote 

Alderman Heathcote 

M' Sloper 

M' Ch. Tower 

M'Laroche 

M' L'apostre 

8' Harry Qough 

M' Eyles 

M' Smith 

M' Anderson 

M' Tho* Tower 

M' Hen. Archer 

D* Hales 

M' Tracy 

Lord Tyrconnel 

M' Vernon 

M' Tho' Archer. 
Besolved 

That the Consideration of presenting the Trostees Petition to the 
House of Commons for a Supply be further postponed. 

Adjoum'd. 



342 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb'^ 21-» 173| 

Present 
Lord Tjrrconnel President 
Ektrl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' Tho* Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Tho' Archer 
8' Harry Gough 
M' Sloper 
Lord Limerick 
!> Hales 
M' Burton 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Tracy. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds the Bene&ction 
of James Vernon Esq' for the use of the Saltzburghers. 

A Motion was made that a Petition be presented to the Pariiament 
that they will be pleased to interpose that the Colony of G^rgia may 
not be a£fected by the second Article of the Convention Which refers the 
settling of the Limits of Florida and Carolina to the Plenipotentiaries 
Resolved 

That a Board of Trustees be summon'd to meet o'Saturday next at 10 
o'Oock A. M. to take the same into Consideration, and that the Reason 
be specified in the Summons 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 848 



Palace Court 

Saturday Feb'^ 24** 173| 

Present 
S' William Heathcote President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
S' Jacob Bouverie 
M' Vernon 
Lord Limerick 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Alderman Heathcote 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Chr. Tower 
S' Harry Gough 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tracy 
M' Sloper 
M' Burton 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M' Tho" Archer 
M' Laroche 

Resolved Nemine Contradicente 

That a Petition be presented to the Parliament that they will be 
pleas'd to interpose that the Colony of Gleorgia may not be affected by 
the second Article of the Convention which refers the settling of the 
Limits of Florida and Carolina to Plenipotentiaries. 

Bead a Petition to the Parliament desiring their Protection in behalf 
of the Province of Qeorgia and also in behalf of those Persons in Geor- 
gia for Whose Safety and Welfare the Trustees are deeply concem'd ; 
and after several Alterations it was unanimously approved of. 
Resolved 

That the same be presented to both Houses of Parliament on Monday 
Feb'' the 26** Instant. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affiz'd to Each of the Petitions. 



344 COLONI^IL RECORDS. 

Which was AfBjt^d accordingly. 
Ordered 
That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 14* 17^ 

Present 
M' Ch. Tower President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Hen. Archer 
B' William Heathcote 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre 
M' Burton 
M' Vernon 
M' Tracy. 

Bead the Resignation of the R' Hon^ Anthony Earl of Shaftesbury 
of his Office of Common Council Man of the Trust dated March 13. 173f 

Read the Resignation of the R* Hon^ Lord Viscount Limerick of his 
Office of Common Council Man of the Trust dated March 12. 173| 
Resolved 

That it be a By Law of this Corporation That if any Member of the 
Common Council shall be desirous to resign his Office of Common Coun- 
cil Man, he shall deliver or cause to be delivered such his Resignation 
One Month at least before the Meeting of the said Corporation Ap- 
pointed to be holden upon the third Thursday in March Yearly pursuant 
to the Charter. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 846 

At the Vestry Room of S' Bride's Church 

Thursday March 15 173| 

Present 
M' Tracy President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Tho' Tower 
S' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Burton 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Lord Tyrconnel. 

The General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from the 9*^ of 
June 1738 to the 14*^ of March 173f with Observations thereon was 
read, and approved of, and order'd to be entered. 
Resolved 

That the By Law. That if any Member of the Common Council shall 
be desirous to resign his Office of Common Council Man, he shall deliver 
or cause to be delivered such his Resignation One Month at least before 
the Meeting of the said Corporation appointed to be holden upon the 
third Thurdday in March Yearly pursuant to the Charter, be confirmed 
as a By Law of this Corporation. 

The Trustees proceeded to the Choice of a new Trustee and the Lord 
Sidney Beauclerk was elected. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of two Common Council 
Men in the room of the Earl of Shaftesbury and Lord Viscount Lime- 
rick Who had resigned their Offices, and Lord Sidney Beauclerk and 
Lord Carpenter were elected in their Room. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to Thomas Tower Esq' Henry Archer Esq' 
and Rogers Holland Esq' to prepare a Law. That the Legal Possessors 
for the time being of Lands in Georgia, being Tenants in Tail Male only 
shall be impower'd in default of such Issue Male by any Deed in Writ- 
ing or by their last Will and Testament attested by two or more credible 
Witnesses (to be registered within (bic) time in (bIo) Court to be appointed 



846 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

for that parpoee,) to appoint any Dauo^hter as his Successor to hold to 
her and the Heirs Male of her Body; And in case he shall have no 
Daughters, to appoint any One Male or Female Relation, and the Heirs 
Male of his or her Body as his Successor. Provided always and upon ex- 
press Condition that the Person or Persons so appointed as aforesaid shall 
and do in Court personally claim within Eighteen Months after the Death 
of such Grantor or Divisor the Lot so granted or Devised to him or her 
as aforesaid. And in default of such Appearance and Claim as afore- 
said, the said Lot shall be and remain to the Trustees to be granted out 
by them. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 
Wednesday March 21-* 173f 

Present 
M' Henry Archer President. 
Earl of f^mont 
M' Vernon 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' Laroche 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' Tracy 

Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
S' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre. 

The Oath of 0£Bce of Common Council Man of the Trustees was ad- 
ministered to Lord Sidney Beauclerk. 
Resolved 

That all the Letters lately received be refer'd to the Committee of 
Correspondence 

Adjourned. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 847 



Palace Court 
Wednesday March 28 1739 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President. 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
M' Vernon 
8' William Heathcote 
M' Sloper 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales. 

ReceiVd by the hands of the Bev' D^ H^les twelve Bibles and forty 
Eight Books of the Whole Duty of Man to the Value of five pounds five 
Shillings being the Benefaction of a Qentle Woman Who desires to be 
Unknown. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday Aprill 2. 1739 

Present 
M' Vernon President. 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
8' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
Resolved 

That M' William Bradley be discharged from being Overseer of the 
Trust Servants and from all Other Trusts in the Province of Qeorgia, he 
not having performed the Conditions which he entered into with the 
Trustees. 

Read a Commission to William Stephens Esq' M' Henry Parker and 
M" Thomas Jones for examining and stating the publick Debts of the 
Colony, and inquiring into the Evidence for proving of the same Debts, 
as was ordered by the Common Council, and refer^d by them to the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence to prepare. 



348 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Bead the iDBtructiona for the said Commissioners as prepared by the 
said Committee of CorrespondeDce 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Conunis- 
sion and Instructions 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 16 1739 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
D' Hales 
M' Laroche 
M' Tracy 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Bottle of Salitrum Seeds, being a Bemedy for the Bloody 
Flux, the Benefaction of Henry L'apostre Esq' for the use of the Colony 

Bead a Commission to the Bev' M' Gleorge Whitefield to perform all 
Beligious and Ecclesiastical Offices at Savanah in Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same 

Which was affix'd accordingly 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same 

Adjourn'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 349 

Palace Court 

Wednesday May 23 1739 

Present 
S' William Heathcote President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Smith. 

The Rev^ M' George Whitefield retum'd the Commission granted to 
him by the Trustees Dec' 27^ 1738 underwritten in the following Words. 
May 17"» 1739 

The above Commission not being for the Purposes for Which J had 
applied to the Hon^ Trustees, I never made use thereof, and therefore 
beg leave to return the same, and am 

Your most humble Servt 
Geobge Whtfefibld 
Adjourned 

Palace Court 

Saturday June 2 1739 

Present 
M' HoUand President 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Tvrconnel 
M' Smith. 

BeceiVd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds paid in by the Rev^ 
M' Burton from a Benefactor Whose Name is desired to be conceal'd, 
being the sixth Annual Payment to be continued for the Term of the 
Benefactor's Life, for the Endowment of a Catechist in Georgia. 

Seal'd a Ghrant of five hundred Acres of Land to the Rev'' M' George 
Whitefield in Trust for the use of an House to be erected and maintain'd 
for the receiving such Children as now are, and hereafter shall be left 



350 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Orphans in the Colony of G^rgia in pursuance of the Direction of the 
Common Council held the 30^ of last Month. 

Receiv'd of a Lady Who desires to be Unknown by the hands of the 
R^ Hon^** John Earl of Egmont four hundred Books, called the Church 
Catechism explained, pack'd in a Box for the use of the Colony. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 13 1739 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One hundred Eighty seven 
Pounds four Shillings and One Penny paid in by M' Alderman Heath- 
cote the 9*^ Instant being the Balance in his hands. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 20** 1739 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
M' Holland 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Vernon 
M' Hen. Archer 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk. 

Read a Memorial to the Lords CommisBioners of his Majesty's Treasury 
desiring their Lordships Directions for issuing the sum of twenty thou- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 351 

sand Pounds granted to his Majesty in the last Session of Parliament for 
the further settling and improving the Colony of Qeorgia in America. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

Bead a Petition to the King in Council for a License for the Ship Two 
Brothers William Thomson Master laden with Provisions and Cloathing 
for Col. Oglethorpe's Begiment and fourteen Sailors to sail for her in- 
tended Voyage. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same. 

Which was AfSx'd accordingly. 

Bead lostructions to the Magistrates of the Town of Savanah with an 
Answer of the Trustees to the People of Savanah's Complaint about the 
Tenure of Lands. 

Beceiv'd a large Common Prayer Book the Benefaction of the Bev^ 
D' Hales for the use of the Minister at Frederica 
Beeolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to D^ Hales for his said 
Benefaction. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday June 27. 1739 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Holland 
ly Hales 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tho" Tower 
M' Vernon. 

The Bev^ D' Hales acquainted the Trustees that the Bev^ M' Vallois 
Bector of East Tisted near Alton Hampshire had given him eight Quineas, 
and a (Gentle Woman had given him half a Guinea more for the purchase 
of the following G^man Books for the use of the Palatines at Savanah in 
the service of the Trustees. Viz^ 

twelve Dozen of new Testaments. 



352 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

two Dozen of Arnofs true Gbrifltianity and a large Number of spel- 
ling Books and short Catechisms ; Which Books are received to be 
sent by the Ship two Brothers to Georgia. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be aflix'd to the Tmstees An- 
swer to the Bepresentation from Savanah of the 9* of December 1738 
for altering the Tenure of the Lands, and introducing Negroes into 
Oeorgia. 

Which was afBx'd accordiugly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Seal'd an Appointment of Thomas Christie to be first Bailiff of the 
Town of Savanah in the room of Henry Parker displaced. 

Seal'd an Appointment of John Fallowfield to be second Bailiff at the 
Town of Savanah. 

Seal'd an Appointment of Thomas Jones to be third Bailiff of the 
Town of Savanah. 

Seal'd an Appointment of William Williamson to be Becorder of the 
Town of Savanah in the room of Thomas Christie. 

The said several Appointments being order'd to be seal'd by the Com- 
mon Council of June the 20*^ Instant. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 4. 1739 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Hen. Archer 
M' Smith 
ly Hales 
M' Anderson. 

Bead a Letter of Attorney impowering the Accountant to receive at 
his Majesty's Exchequer the sum of twenty thousand Pounds granted in 
the last Session of Parliament for the further settling and improving the 
Colony of Oeorgia. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 358 

Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be afSx'd to the same. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Seal'd an Appointment of Thomas Jones to be Overseer of the Trust 
Servants employed or to be employ'd in the Northern Part of the 
Province. 

Seal'd an Appointment of Samuel Davison to be Overseer of the 
Trust Servants employ'd or to be employ'd in the Southern Part of 
the Province. 

Seal'd Instructions to the said Overseers. 

Seal'd a Grant of five hundred Acres to Kennedy Obrian Esq' 

The said Appointments, Instructions, and Grant being ordered to be 
seal'd by the Common Council June 27. 

Seal'd Sola Bills for One thousand two hundred Pounds Viz^ four hun- 
dred and fifty Of One Pound each from N« 2901 to 3350, and Seventy 
five of ten Pounds Each from N** 232 to 306. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 11 1739 

Present 
D' Hales President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M" Laroche. 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty thousand Pounds paid in by 
the Accomptant being so much receiv'd by him at the Exchequer the 9^ 
Instant out of the Supplies for the Year 17 39 to be applied for the 
further Settling and improving theHolonj of Georgia Viz\ 

[23 c. r.» V. i.] 



854 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Net Money ariBing from the said lasae 19492. 9. 6 

Fees at the Treasury remitted ... 7. 3. 6 

ly at the PeUs remitted .... 76. 7. 

D^ at the Auditor of the Receipt . . 125. 0. 

!)• at the Teller's Office 300. 0. 



607. 10. 6 



£20000*. 0. 



Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for One Pound One Shilling being 
the Consideration Money mentioned in the Grant of five hundred Acres 
of Land to Kennedy Obrien Esq' 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday July 18** 1739 

Present 
M' Smith President 
M' Holland 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson. 

Read a Memorial to the Incorporated Society for propagating the Oos- 
pel in foreign Parts desiring an Allowance of fifty Pounds ^ Ann. to 
be paid to the Rev*^ M' William Norris appointed Missionary at Frede- 
rica, untill the Trustees shall be enabled to raise a sufficient Maintenance 
for him out of the Lands now cultivating in G^rgia for the Religious 
Uses of the Colony. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 355 

Palace Court 

Wednesday July 26 1739 

Present 
M" L'apostre President. 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
IK Hales 
M*" Hen. Archer 
M' Smith 
vM' Anderson 
Capt. Coram. 

Bead an Act for appointing and regulating Pilots for the conducting 
of Ships and Vessels into the several Ports and Harbours within the 
Province of Georgia in America ; And for laying a Duty on all Ships 
and Vessels pilotted into any of the said Ports, And for laying One other 
Duty on all such Ships and Vessels for and towards the reparation of the 
Beacon or Land Mark erected on the ](sland of Tybee within the said 
Province; And for laying one Other Duty on all such Ships and Vessels 
for the discharge of Signals and Other purposes; And after several 
Amendments made. 
Ordered 

That the said Act be engross'd. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same when 
Engrossed. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday August 8'* 1739. 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
D' Hales 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Hollana 



356 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Received the 6"* Instant of M' Edmund Parker twenty five London 
New Method and Art of teaching Children to spell and read, to be sent 
to Georgia for the use of the Children there, being the Benefaction of a 
Person Who desires to be unknown. 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Thursday August 23 1739 

Present 
M' Eyles President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Ch. Tower 
M^ L'apostre 
M"^ Smith 
M' Eyre. 

The Secretary laid before the Board a Letter from the Secretary of the 
Incorporated Society for the propagation of the Gospel in Foreign Parts 
with the following Resolution Vizt. 

At a Meeting of the Incorporated Society for the Propagation of the 
Gospel in Foreign Parts at Arch Bishop Tenison's Library near the 
Mews in the Parish of S' Martin's in the fields on Friday August IT"* 
1739. 

Agreed by the Society that the Rev* M' William Norris be ap- 
pointed Missionary at Frederica in Georgia with a Salary of fifty 
pounds ^ Ann. to commence from Michaelmas next, and to continue 
for three Years Unless the Society shall be of Opinion that the Trus- 
tees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia can sooner provide for him 

Philip B£A.RCROFr Secretary. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do write to the Rev* M' Philip Bearcroft and re- 
turn the thanks of the Trustees to the Incorporated Society for the said 
Allowance. 

Read a Letter from Col. Oglethorpe to the Accomptant with an Ac- 
count that he had received frequent and confirmed Advices that the 
Spaniards were striving to bribe the Indians and particularly the Creek 
Nation to differ with the English ; Which made it necessary for him to 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 357 

go to the General Assembly of the Indian Nation at the Coweta Town, 
in order to hinder the Spaniards from corrupting and raising Seditions 
among them ; And setting forth that he had been oblig'd to buy Horses 
and Presents to carry up to this Meeting of the Indians Where the Choc- 
taM^ and Chickesaws are to send their Deputies 
Resolved 

That the Subject Matter of this Letter being of great Importance to 
the Publick, a Copy of it be laid before his Grace the Duke of Newcastle 
his Majesty's Principal Secretary of State ; And That a Memorial be 
drawn up against the next Board to be laid before his Grace likewise, 
setting forth that by the Words of the last Grant of Parliament Which 
is only for the Civil Establishment of the Colony, the Trustees look on 
themselves as confin'd from engaging in the Ezpences Which must at- 
tend this Journey of Col. Oglethorpe's, tho' so highly necessary for the 
preservation of the Province of Georgia as well as his Majesty's Other 
Possessions in that Part of the Continent. 

Receiv'd a Letter from M' Stephens dated May 19** and his Journal to 
the 17*^ of the said Month. 
Resolved 

That the same be refer'd to the Committee of Correspondence. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Friday August 28"* 1739 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Digby 
M'Eyre 
M' Eyles 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 

Read a Letter to his Grace the Duke of Newcastle Principal Secretary 
of State to be sent with a Copy of CoL Oglethorpe's Letter relating to 
his Journey up to the General Assembly of the Indian Nations. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign and send the same to the Duke of New- 
castle. 

Adjourn'd. 



358 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday September 5*^ 1739 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyr© 
M' Digby. 

Examined and Seal'd the Resolutions relating to the Grants and Tenure 
of Lands pursuant to an Order of the Common Council August the 28*^. 

Examined and Seal'd the Deed Poll relating to the forfeited Lots in 
(Georgia in pursuance of an Order of the Common Council August the 

Ordered 

That five hundred Copies of the Resolutions relating to the Tenure of 
Lands be printed pursuant to an Order of the Common Council the 28^. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 
Wednesday October 10"' 1739 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith. 

M' Thomas Stephens Son of William Stephens Esq' being just Arrived 
from Georgia attended and delivered several Letters Which were read, bb 
likewise a Continuation of M' Stephens's JournaL 

Seal'd (pursuant to an Order of the Common Council July 11* 1739) 
a Grant of three hundred Acres of Land to the Rev^ M' John Maoleod, 
the Missionary sent by the Licorporated Society at Darien, to hold to 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 369 

him and his Successors, Who shall be sent by the said Society, to be cul- 
tivated for the use of the said Mission. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Nov' 14 1739 

Present 
M' Eyre President 

Earl of Egmont 

M' Vernon 

M' L'apostre 

I> Hales 

M' Smith • 

M' Anderson. 
Resolved 

That the Act for appointing and regulating Pilots for the conducting 
of Ships and Vessels into the several Ports and Harbours within the 
Province of Georgia in America; And for laying a Duty on all Ships 
and Vessels Pilotted into any of the said Ports ; And for laying one 
Other Duty on all such Ships and Vessels for and towards the reparation 
of the Beacon or Land Mark erected on the Island of Tybee within the 
said Province ; And for laying one other Duty on all such Ships and 
Vessels for the Discharge of Signals and Other Purposes be reconsidered 
by the Trustees. 

Bead a Letter from Col. Oglethorpe dated Frederica in Georgia July 
4. 1739 

Bead another Letter from Col. Oglethorpe dated Savanah July 16 
1739 Desiring an Appointment of the Magistrates of the Town Court 
for the time being to proceed to put the Bum Act in Execution ; And ac- 
quainting the Trustees that M' Fallowfield Collector of Savanah and M' 
Grant Naval Officer and Searcher at S^ Simons acquainted him that some 
Spanish Sugars were Lnported into Georgia Which ought to pay a Duty 
to the King ; And that he had sent by M' Samuel Auspourger twenty 
pouods weight of Silk. 

Bead a Letter from M' John Fallowfield about the frequent Importa- 
tion of Spanish Sugars, and other Foreign Goods And that not having 
Instructions from the Trustees about the Duty to be paid on them, he 



360 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

had taken Bond for eight thousand two hundred and sixty pounds 
Weight of Sugar Imported in the Sloop Unity the Property of Caleb 
Davis, and lewitt Cobley, and desiring the Trustees Orders. 

(iic) 

Bead a Letter from M" P. Grant desiring the Trustees Orders likewise 
upon the Duties to be paid upon the Importation into the Colony of Su- 
gars, and Melasses &c dated July 14^ 1739 

Seal'd a Duplicate of the Grant of three hundred Acres of Land to 
the Rev* M' John Macleod to be kept by the Incorporated Society in 
Scotland 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Dec' 5* 1739 

Present 
M' Sloper President 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 
M' H. Archer 
M' L'apostre. 

Bead Col. Oglethorpe's Letter dated 5^ Sept" mentioning a Misunder- 
standing having been fomented between the Indians and the Carolina 
Traders. 
Besolved 

That the Secretary do send a Copy thereof to the Duke of Newcastle 
and represent the Necessity of forwarding an Instruction to the Lieut. 
Governor of South Carolina in the absence of the Governor to recom- 
mend to the Council and Assembly there to prepare a Law relating to 
the Trade with the Indians, whilst Gen^ Oglethorpe continues in America, 
Which may preserve the Peace with the Indians and be for the mutual 
Benefit and Satisfaction of both Provinces. 

Bead and Approved of a Letter to Gen' Oglethorpe and Another to 
M' Stephens. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 361 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Dec^ 12*^ 1739 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M'Sloper 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
M' Henry Archer 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 

Bead and Agreed to a Letter to William Stephens Esq" relating to the 
fifty Acres Lots in Savanah and the Adjacent Villages. 

M' Thomas Stephens attended and delivered a Memorial to the Trustees 
dated the 7** Listant Which was read. 

Adjourned. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan'^ 16 17|| 

Present 
M' Henry Archer President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Tyrconnel 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
M' L'apostre 
S-^ William Heathcote 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Laroche 
M' Vernon. 

Lieutenant Delegal Capt Dymond and M' Auspourger attending the 
Board, and being ask'd by the Trustees their Opinion about the Climate 
of Georgia, declared that they thought it very healthy, and that in the 
hottest Weather there are constantly fine Breezes in the Middle of the 
Day, Which are very refreshing. 



362 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

BeiDg ask'd likewise as to the GDodnesB of the Soil, they said there 
was a great Quantity of good Land call'd the Mix'd Land. 

Lieutenant Delegal, being ask'd about the Mulberry Trees, said that 
they thrive extremely well, that the white Mulberry Tree grows wild as 
well as the Black. That there are more or less of them in almost Every 
Plantation, but they are sometimes nipt by the Frost. 

Cspt Dymond likewise said that no Vegetable thrives ftster in any 
Part of the World than the Mulberry Tree in Georgia, 

M' Samuel Auspourger being ask'd about the Silk Which he brought 
over with him from Georgia to Ihe Trustees, declared that he had seen 
the Family of Camuse employ'd in winding it 

Being ask'd likewise about Abraham de Lyon's Plantation of Vines, 
he said that he had seen a great Number of these in a thriving condition, 
and that the Grapes are finely tasted 

Capt Dempsey declared that the Wild Vines grow in great Abundance ; 
That the Grapes of them are very sweet with a hard Skin, And that these 
Vines are capable of great Improvement by Engraftments. 

M' Bobert Millar (the Botanist) being ask'd about Indigo, said, he 
believ'd that it will grow very well in Georgia, And that it may be sown 
and rais'd in four Months in the Province ; Whereas in most Other Places 
the Climate is not proper for it above three Months. 

Capt Dymond being question'd about Cotton, declar'd that it thrives 
very well in Georgia ; that he has brought home with him very good 
Pods of it, and that it was planted upon the Island of S^ Simon by M' 
Horton. 

M' Auspourger also says that it grows very well in the Province by 
his own Experience. 

Capt Dymond Lieut Delegal and M' Auspourger declared, that they 
had all seen the Prickly Pear Shrub in Georgia and the Cochineal Fly 
upon it. That there are great Numbers of these Trees, Which grow 
wild in the Southern Part of the Province, And that the Islands are full 
of them. That they have taken the fly between their fingers, and tho' 
green upon the tree it dies the fingers (if squeezed) with a deep Bed 
Color. Lieut. Delegal said that the Dye of it could not easily be wash'd 
off with sope. 

Capt Dymond, being ask'd by the Trustees about the Timber in the 
Province, said that he had seen very good and fit for Masts, and that 
Capt. (Sascoigne's Carpenter told him that there was Timber fit for Masts 
for the largest Men of War. That the Timber grows very high at some 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 868 

Distance up in the Country. That the Trees grow very near Rivers 
which are navigable, and down which they may be floated. 

Lieut Delegal said that the Trees for Masts are very tall twenty Miles 
up in the Country from 8* Simons. 

Capt Shubrick declar'd that he had seen very fine Knee Timber grow- 
ing near the Sea. 

Capt Shubrick and Capt. Dymond, being ask'd about the Coast and 
Harbors of Georgia, declar'd that the Sea Coast of Georgia is as capable 
and secure for Navigation as Any Coast in the World ; And that any Ships 
may stand into seven or Eight fathom Water, Which at most places is 
three or four Leagues from the Land ; And that, if Necessity should re- 
quire. Any Ship might anchor with the utmost safety, the Ground being 
all clean Sand from One End of the Coast to the Other. 

That upon the Bar at Tybee Sound there are fifteen Feet at low Water, 
And upon the Bar at Jekyll Sound there are sixteen feet at low Water. 
And that upon both Bars the Water flows seven feet. Capt. Dymond 
likewise said that forty Gun Ships might easily pass over the said Bars. 
That Jekyll Sound can contain twelve Men of War in safety, being well 
Land Lock'd. And that the River running by the Sound will hold any 
Number of Ships in good Water. He further said that there is an Har- 
bour at Amelia, to the Southward of Jekyll, Which he sounded. And 
that he found twenty four feet at low Water. But, Night coming on, he 
could not finish his Sounding, but he said a Spanish Capt: from Augus- 
tine told him, that a Spanish Ship of sixty Guns had been in that 
Harbour. 

Capt Dymond also said that the River Savanah which flows near Ty- 
bee Island, being likewise land lock'd, by that Place, will contain a great 
Number of Ships in safety. Which may ride in smooth Water. 

Capt Dymond and Capt Shubrick likewise declar'd That upon the Bar 
at Charles Town in South Carolina, there are not more than Eleven Feet 
at low Water, Which flows Seven feet. And that the Bar at Augustine 
by neglect is so choak'd up, that Nothing but small Craft can go over it. 

Capt. Massey told the Trustees that, since the Establishment of Geor- 
gia, the Price of Lands has been greatly rais'd in Carolina, and the Plan- 
tations there increas'd. That Georgia is a fine Barrier for the Northern 
Provinces, and especially for Carolina; And is also a great Security 
against the running away of Negroes from Carolina to Augustine, be- 
cause Every Negroe at his first Appearance in Georgia must be immedi- 
ately known to be a Run away, since there are no Negroes in Georgia 

Adjourned. 



364 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Jan'' 23 17|| 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Vernon 
M" Laroche 
M' Digby 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 

8' WiJliam Heathcote 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Sloper. 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury 
in relation to Military Expences incurred in Georgia, and not provided 
for by Parliament, amounting in the whole to the Sum of two thousand 
Pounds, and desiring the said Expences may be provided for in such a 
Manner as their Lordships shall think fit. 
Resolved 

That Lord Tyrconnel and M' Hucks be desired to deliver a Paper to 
the Chancellor of the Exchequer, setting forth that the Balance of the 
Account of Payments already made and to be made to Lady Day 1740 
is four thousand six hundred and twenty two pounds Six Shillings and 
five Pence half Penny, in the Trustees Hands for further settling and 
Improving the Colony of Georgia, Which is not sufficient to defray the 
Necessary Expences of the Civil Government further than to Lady Day 
1741 

That Encouraging the Produces to be raised in Georgia is the only 
Means to take off the Expence of supporting the Colony, by thereby en- 
abling it to support itself. 

That the Trustees have sufficient Evidence to to shew the reasonable 

(BlC) 

Expectation of future Benefit to Great Britain from the natural fitness 
of the Soil and Climate of Georgia to produce Silk, Wine, Indigo, and 
Cochineal, Which by suitable Encouragement may be rais'd in it, and 
also to shew the Goodness, Safety and Convenience of the Harbours 
there. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 865 

That uolesB a further Sum of four thousand Pounds be granted this 
Session, the Trustees will be unable to go on in the Improvement and 
Cultivation of the Province. 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Saturday Jan^^ 26 17|^ 

Present 
M' Digby President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Holland 
M' Henry Archer. 

Head a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for the further settling of the Colony of Georgia 

Which was Approved of. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Resolved 

That M' Smith be desired to engage a Preacher for the Anniversary 
Meeting on the third Thursday in March. 

Adjourn'd. 



366 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Feb*^ 13. 17^ 

Present 
M' HollaDd President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M"^ Digby 
M' L'apoetre 
M' Vernon. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to a Copy of a Minute of 
the 16** of November last, and five Minutes of the 16*^ of Jan'^ last re- 
lating to the Grant of five hundred Acres of Land to M' Samuel Aus- 
pourger 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do counterrign the same. 
Resolved 

That M' Scrope be desir'd to remind the Chancellor of the Exchequer 
of the Trustees Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of the Treasury re- 
lating to Military Services incurr'd in Georgia not provided for by Par- 
liament that the Expences thereof may be provided for 

Adjourn'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 367 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 5«* 17|f 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaflesbury 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tracy 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
M' Anderson. 

Bead M' Thomas Stephens's Observations on the State of the Colony 
Order'd 

That a Copy of the same be sent over to Gen* Oglethorpe and to 
William Stephens Esq' 

Adjonrn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 12*»» 17|f 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Holland 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Burton. 

Bead a Letter from General Oglethorpe dated Savanah Oct' 20"^ 1739 
giving an Account of the Shortness of the Estimate to defray the Ex- 
pences of the Colony ; And setting forth a Necessity of a Troop of 
Bangers and Pay for those Who head the Indians as Officers and con- 
taining Other things relating to the State of the Colony. 



368 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Order'd 

That the said Letter be refer'd to Ihe Committee of Accounts. 

Read Another Letter from General Oglethorpe dated Nov' IB*^ 1739 
giving an Account of the Spaniards attacking and killing two Highland 
Servants ; And of the French attacking the Carolina Indians ; And set- 
ting forth a Necessity of an Establishment of four ten Oar'd Boats for 
the Securitj of the Province, and likewise of Canon and Ammunition. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do send to Andrew Stone Esq' so much of the said 
Letter as relates to the Defence of the Colony ; And likewise an Extract 
of that Part of the Letter of Oct' 20, Which sets forth the Necessity of 
a Troop of Rangers &c And desire him to lay the same before his Grace 
the Duke of Newcastle that his Majesty may be acquainted therewith. 
Order'd 

That Gen' Oglethorpe's Letter of Nov' 16 1739 be refer'd to the Com- 
mittee of Correspondence. 
Resolved 

That a Memorial be presented to the Lords Commissioners of hit 
Majesty's Treasury setting forth, That the Trustees having Applied, by a 
Memorial to their Lordships dated the 23^ of Jan'^ last, for the sum of 
two thousand Pounds Which they computed had been Expended for the 
Military Defence of the Colony by their Servants there. And Which the 
Trustees were not able, nor justified by the Grant of Parliament to sup- 
port ; And having now Obtained further Particulars of the Sum Ex- 
pended, and recei v'd Certificates of the Services and the real Expenoe 
thereof amounting to the Sum of One thousand Nine hundred and 
Eighty Seven Pounds and Eight Pence half Penny. 

They humbly Desire their Lordships will provide for Re-imbursing to 
the Trustees the said Expences, for without such Reimbursement the 
Trustees will not be able to carry on the Civil Concerns of the Colony. 

Read a Memorial to the same Purport. 
Ordered 

That the Corporation Seal be Affix'd to the said Memorial 

Which was Affixed accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL BECOBDS. 889 



At the Vestry Room of S* Bride's Church 

Thureday March 20*^ 17|J 

Present 
ly Hales Premdent 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Smith 
M' Burton 
M' Anderson 
Capt Coram 
M' Eyre 
M' Digby. 

Bead a Besignation of S' William Heathcote under his hand and Seal 
of the Office of Common CouncU Man of the Trust Dated July 30"^ 1739 
Which was receiv'd Sept' 22 1739 

Th^ the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of a new Common Council 
Man of the Trust in the room of 8' William Heathcote and the B* Hon^'* 
the Earl of Shaftesbury was chosen. 

The G^eral Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from June 9^ 
1739 to the 19*^ of March Instant was read and ApproVd of, and 
Ordered to be Enter'd. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Tuesday March 25*^ 1740 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
M' Tracy 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' L'apoetre 
Lord Tyrconnel 

[94 o. r., T. 1.] 



870 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The Oath of Office as Common Council Man of the Trust was admin- 
istered to the K Hon^ the Earl of Shaftesbury. 

Bead a Letter to General Oglethorpe and approVd thereof. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday ApriU 23* 1740 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
IV Hales 
M' Smith 
M' L'apostre 
M' Digby 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Anderson 

Read a Letter from the Rev* M' Whitefield dated Savanah Jan'^ 28 
1739 to the Accomptant. 
Ordered 

That the Accomptant do acknowledge the Receipt of M' Whitefidd's 
Letter, and acquaint him that he will lay it before the Common Council^ 
the Subject of it being proper for their consideration. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday May 21** 1740 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Smith 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
D' Hales. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 371 

Bead a Letter from Mary Townsend dated Savanah March 15^ 17ff 
receiv'd by Capt. Thomson the 20^ Instant taking notice that M' Thomas 
Jones keeps a Store and supplies Shops with Goods by wholesale, Whilst 
he undersells them by retale ; And that he has a Pettiaugua or large 
Boat, and no other Boat can expect Employment when his wants any. 

Received of James Vernon Esq' the sum of twenty Pounds being his 
Benefaction towards the Support of a Missionary in Georgia. 

Beceiv'd of the R' Hon**"* the Earl of Shaftesbury the sum of ten 
Pounds being his Subscription for the building a Church in Georgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Friday June 6*^ 1740 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Hen, Archer 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for twenty Pounds being the Bene- 
faction of the Hon^ James Vernon Esq' towards the support of a Mis- 
sionary in Georgia. 

Received a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds being the Subscrip- 
tion of the R' Hon^^ the Earl of Shaftesbury for building a Church in 
Georgia. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for ten Pounds being the seventh 
Annual Subscription of a Person Who desires to be unknown by the 
hands of the Rev*^ M' Burton towards the Endowment of a Catechist in 
Georgia. 

Read Instructions to the Bailifis and Recorder of the Town of Savanah 
and Frederica for preventing any mistakes which may arise concerning 
the power of taking Orphans into the Orphan House, and the Direction 
of them in Georgia 



872 COLONIAL BECOBDS. 

Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd thereto. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do oountersign the same. 

Bead a Letter from the Bev^ D' Daniel Waterland to the Bey* D' 
Hales recommending the Bey* M' William Metcalfe for a Miflrionary at 
Savanah in Georgia 
Besolved 

That the Bev* M' William Metcalfe be appointed the Minonarj at 
fiavanah in G^rgia. 
Besolyed 

That a Memorial be presented to the Society for propagating the Gos- 
pel in foreign Parts setting forth that the Trustees have appointed the 
Bey* M' William Metcalfe their Missionary at Sayanah and Desiring the 
said Society to allow the said M' Metcalfe a Salary of fifty pounds 
f». Ann. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Tuesday June 24*^ 1740 

Present 
M' Holland President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' L'apostre 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 

The Accomptant acquainted the Board that a Bank Beceipt for One 
hundred thirty three Pounds three Shillings and fiye pence pidd in by 
S^ Joseph Hankey and G^ came to his hands since the last Meeting to 
balance their Lnprests, and was exchanged with the Bank the 12^ In- 
stant 

Bead a Letter from M' William Seward to the Trustees dated the 4*^ 
Listant, and receiVd from him two Letters from M' Whitefield dated 7 
and 9 Aprill last 

Bead a Letter from Bey"^ M' William Metcalfe the intended Mission- 
ary for Sayanah, mentioning his readiness to come from Lincolnshire to 
go oyer for that Purpose on Notice. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 878 



Palace Court 

Monday July 7*^ 1740 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Smith 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre 
M' Eyles. 

Read a Deed of Revocation of the Rev* M' Whitefield's Power to per- 
form Ecclesiastical Offices at Savanah in Georgia and impowering the 
Rev* M' Metcalfe to perform the same in his Room. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto, And that the Sec- 
retary do countersign it. 

Read a Memorial to the Incorporated Society for propagating the Gos- 
pel in Foreign Parts desiring the usual Salary of fifty pounds a Year to 
be allowed to the said M*" Metcalfe, M' Morris to Whom they allow'd that 
Salary being settled at Frederica in Georgia as a Missionary at the Trus- 
tees Expence. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto, And that the Sec- 
retary do countersign it 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Monday July 14*^ 1740 

Present 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
M' Tho- Tower 
M' Eyles 
M' Smith 
M' L'apostre. 



374 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Letter impoweriog the Accountant to receive at his Majesty's 
Exchequer the Sum of four thousand Pounds granted in the last Session 
of Parliament for the further settling and improving the Colony of 
Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Order'd 

That the said Sum of four thousand Pounds be received and immedi- 
ately paid into the Bank of England. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday July 21"* 1740 

Earl of Egmont President 
M' Vernon 
M'L'apostre 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for four thousand Pounds paid in 
by the Accomptant the 17*^ Instant being the Money that Day received 
at the Exchequer out of the Supplies for the Vear 1740 to be applied for 
the further settling and improving the Colony of Georgia Vizt 

£ 

Net Money arising from the said Issue 3892. 2. 6 

Fees at the Treasury remitted 

D*at the Pells 

jy at the Auditor of the Beceipt 
D* At the Tellers Office .... 



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Bead a Copy of a Beport from the Lords Commissioners for Trade and 
Plantations dated Feb'' 8"^ 17|^ to the B* Hon"* the Lords of the Com- 
mittee of his Majesty's most Hon*^ Privy Council relating to the Act for 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 876 

Appointing and regulating of PUots for the conducting of Ships and 
VesBek into the seyeral Ports and Harbours within the Province of (Geor- 
gia in America &c together with a Paper Annex'd from some Agents to 
Whom the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations had commu- 
nicated the said Act, Prepared for his Majest/s Royal Approbation. 
Resolved 

That the same be Refer'd to M' Henry Archer M' Thomas Tower, M' 
Eyre and M' Holland for them to consider and make a Report thereupon. 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Friday December 19*^ 1740 

Present. 
M' Laroche President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 

Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Tracy 
M' Tho- Archer 
M' Henry Archer 
M' L'apostre 
M' HoUand 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Anderson 

Read a Petition to the Hon^ House of Commons for a Supply to en- 
able the Trustees to provide for the further Settling of the Colony of 
Georgia. 

Which was Approved of. 

Adjoum'd. 



37« COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 
Saturday December 27**' 174f 

(flo) 
Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
. S' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Tracy 

Bead a Petition to the Hon^ House of Commons for a Supply for the 
further Settling the Colony of (Georgia 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Monday January 12*^ 174f 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M' Tracy 
M' Ch. Tower 
M' L'apostre 
S' WUliam Heaihoote 
8' Harry Gough 
M' Eyre. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 377 

Beeolv'd 

That the Bev' M' Smith be desired to engage a Preacher for the Ad- 
niyersary Sermon on the third Thursday in March. 

The Accomptant acquainted the Board That the Cask of Skins re- 
ceived by the Two Brothers Capt. Thomson from M' Thomas Jones had 
been sold and had produced thirteen Pounds twelve Shillings and Six 
Pence, Which he received of M' Henry Pomeroy the third of last MontL 
Vizt for fifty Eight Sound Skins Weighing Eighty four Pounds Net at 
two Shillings and Six pence a pound. And for thirty three Damaged 
Skins Weighing fifty Pounds Net at One Shilling and three Pence a 
Pound. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday January 26 174f 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
Alderman Heathcote 
M' Digby 
M' Tracy 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Thomas Archer 
S' Harry Gough 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Henry Archer. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do draw up a Narrative of the Trustees Progress 
in Establishing the Colony of Georgia 

Adjourn'd. 



378 COLONIAL BECOBDS. 



Palace Court 

Friday January 30^ 17^ 

Present 
E&rl of Egmont President 
M' Vernon 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Laroche 
8' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tracy 
M' Smith. 

Read an Order from the Hon^*' House of Commons dated January 
28"» 1740. and sign'd Nich. Hardinge. CL Dom. Com. Vi«t That the 
Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America do lay before 
this House, An Account shewing the Progress of the Colony from its 
first Establishment. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Saturday February 7*** 174f 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Sloper 
M' Digby 
M' Tracy 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Henry Archer 

Read an Account of the Progretss of the Colony of Georgia from its 
first Establishment prepared by the Secretary 
Ordered 

That next Wednesday Morning be appointed for reading the same again. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 879 

Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M*" Henry Newman Desiring him to acquaint 
the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge ; That the Trustees pro- 
pose to make an Embarkation of Saltzburghers upon the Society's pay- 
ing the Passage of them to Rotterdam. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday February ll"* 174f 

Present 
M' Eyre President 
Earl. of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Thomas Archer 
M' L'apostre 
M*" Anderson. 

M' Vernon reported that a Copy of the Letter dated the 7*^ Listant 
sent to the Society for promoting Christian Knowledge had been sent by 
the said Society to the Rev' M' Urlsperger at Augsburgh, in order for 
him to engage Fifty Heads of Saltzburghers to be ready at Rotterdam 
to embark for the Colony of Georgia in July 1741. 

Read over the Account of the Progress of the Colony of Georgia from 
its first Establishment. 

Adjoum'd 



Palace Court 

Monday February 16. 174f 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Smith 



380 COLONIAL BECORDS. 

Seai'd parsoant to an Order of the Common Council December 1** 1740 
a Lease of twe hundred Acres of Land to M' Thomas Christie. 
Ordered 

That the Account shewing the Progress of the Colony of G^rgia from 
its first Establishment be written out fair as at present Drawn, in order 
to be presented to the House of Commons pursuant to their Order. And 
that a Cop7 of the Same be delivered to One of his Majesty's Principa] 
Secretaries of State, And that Another Copy be Delivered to the Lords 
Commissioners for Trade and Plantations Pursuant to the Charter. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 
Friday February 20*^ 174^ 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Earl of Egmont 
Lord Sidney Beauderk 
M' Christopher Tower. 

Bead an Order from his Majesty in Council Dated January 29 1740. 
That in the Morning and Evening Prayers, in the Litany, And in All 
other Parts of the Publick Service, As well in the Occasional Offices as 
in the Book of Common Prayer, Where the Boyal FamUy is appointed 
to be particularly prayed for ; The following Form And Order should be 
Observed. Vizt. 

Their Boyal Highnesses Frederick Prince of 
Wales, the Princeas of Wales, The Duke, 
The Princesses The Issue of the Prince and 
Princess of Wales And all the Boyal Family. 

And That the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Oeorgia Do 
cause the same to be forthwith Published in the Several Parish Churches, 
And Other Places of Divine Worship within the Colony of G^rgia, And 
Do take care that Obedience be paid thereto Accordingly. 
Order'd 

That a Copy of the said Order be transmitted to M' Stephens, And 
that he be directed to see his Majesty's Commands Obe/d. 



COLONIAL BECOBDS. 381 

Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the Account Shewing 
the Progress of the Colony of Georgia from its first Establishment in 
Order to be laid before the House of Commons. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to a a Copy of the said 

(He) 

Account (leaving out the last Paragraph) in Order to be laid before One 
of his Majesty's Principal Secretary's of State, And to Another Copy in 
order to be laid before the Lords Commissioners for Trade and PUmta- 
tions. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday March 16*^ 174f 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President. 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
M' L'apostre. 

Seal'd pursuant to an order of Common Council of the 9^ Instant 
a General Licence for three Years from Michaelmas 1741 for all Possess- 
ors of Land in Georgia to make Leases of any Part of their Lots for 
any Term not exceeding twenty One Years from the date of the Lease 
to Any Person or Persons residing Occupying and cultivating the same ; 
And Who shall continue to reside Occupy and cultivate the same during 
the Term of such Lease. 

Seal'd Pursuant to an Order of Common Council of the 9*** In- 
stant An Indenture for granting a longer Term for cultivating the Lands 
in (Georgia, and Revoking the Power of Ke-Entry for Non Performance 
of former Conditions for Cultivation. 

Adjoum'd. 



382 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Vestry Room of S* Bride's 

Thursday March 19 174^ 

Present 
M' Digby President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Anderson 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 
M' Bathurst 
M' Burton 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre. 

The General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from June the 
9*^ 1740 to the 18^ Instant with Observations thereon was read and Ap- 
proved of and ordered to be entered. 

The Trustees proceeded to the Choice of new Trustees, And the Hon**** 
Henry Bathurst Esq' Philip Percival Esq' and John Frederick Esq' were 
duly Elected. 

Read the Resignation of John Lord Carpenter under his hand and 
Seal of the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust Dated April 
12 1740. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of a Common Council Man 
in the room of the said Lord Carpenter and the Hon^ Henry Bathurst 
Esq' was duly Elected. 

The Trustees being Informed that Thomas Frederick Esq' was Dead 
since the last Election They proceeded to the Choice of a Common 
Council Man in his Room and John Frederick Esq' was Elected. 

Adjourn'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 883 



Palace Court 

Monday March 23* 174| 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Percival 
M' Bathurst 
M' Smith 
M' Frederick 
M' Tracy 

Earl of Shaftesbury 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Digby. 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trust was Ad- 
minister'd to the Hon^*" Henry Bathurst Esq' 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trust was admin- 
istered to John Frederick E8q^ 

Adjoum'd. 



Palaoe Court 

Monday ApriU 13. 1741 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Percival 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre 
M' L'apostre 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Bathurst 
M' Frederick 

Read a Copy of the State of the Province of Georgia dated Savanah 
November 10**" 1740 subscrib'd by twenty five Persons being duly sworn 
in Open Court 



884 COLONIAL R£(X>RDS. 

Ordered 

That Copies of the same be written oat fidr and laid before One of 
his Majesty's Principal Secretary's of State, and the Lords CommiaBioners 
for Trade and Plantations. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday Aprill 15. 1741 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Digby 
M' Tracy 
M' Vernon. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to a Copy oi the State ot 
the Province in order to be laid before his Grace the Doke of Newcastle 
One of his Majesty's Principal Secretary's of State and to Another to be 
laid before the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 
That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Monday May 25 1741 

Present 
M' Eyre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Percival 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Bathurst. 

Read a Letter from M^ Stephens dated February 23^ 174f , containing 
among other things Proposals (incWd) of Capt Jos^h Ayery for build- 
ing of Ships, making Dock Yards Ac. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 886 

Head M' Stephen's Journal from January 16 1740 to February 23. 1740. 
Bead a Remonstrance sign'd by Several of the Inhabitants of Sayanah 
Dated November 22. 1740. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday June 1** 1741 

Present 
M' Bathurst President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council July 21'^ 1740 an 
Appointment of John Pye to be Recorder of the Town of Savanah. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council Aprill 20^ 1741 
An Appointment of Thomas Harriot to be second Bailiff of the Town of 
Frederics in the room of Samuel Perkins. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council Aprill 20*^ 1741 
the Constitution appointing William Stephens Esq^ President, and Henry 
Parker Thomas Jones John Fallowfield and Samuel Marcer the four As- 
sistants for the County of Savanah and John Pye their Clerk. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council Aprill 20^ 1741 
Publick Instructions to the President of the County of Savanah. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council Aprill 20"" 1741 
Private Instructions to the President of the County of Savanah. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council Aprill 20*** 1741 
Oeneral Instructions for the President and Assistants of the County of 
Savanah 

Adjourn'd 



Palace Court 

Monday June 16 1741 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President. 
M' Laroche 
M' Smith 
M' L'apostre. 

r25 c r., T. 1.] 



886 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Petition to the Lords Gommiaaioiiera of his Majesty's Treasury : 
DesiriDg their Lordship's Directions for issuing the Sum of ten thousand 
Pounds granted to his Majesty in the last Session of Parliament for the 
further Settling and improving the Colony of Georgia in America 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

Bead a Letter from M' Samuel Augspourger dated Berne in Swiaser- 
land May 7*^ 1741 claiming in behalf of Heinrick Meyerhover and 
Others Payment for their labour for two Years before November 1738. 
Ordered 

That a Copy of the same be sent over to the Commissioners for stating 
the publiok Debts in G^rgia, for them to make a Beport thereon to the 
Trustees ; And that M' Augspourger be acquainted therewith. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Monday June 29*»» 1741 

Present 
M' Digby President. 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Percival 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith. 

Bead a Letter of Attorney impowering the Accomptant to receive at 
his Majesty's Exchequer the Sum of ten thousand Pounds granted in 
the last Session of Parliament tor the further settling and improving the 
Colony of G^rgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affiz'd to the same. 

Which was affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 887 



Palace Court 

Saturday July 26*^ 1741 

Present 
M' Smith President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson 
Be solved 

That the Rev* M' Christopher Orton be appointed Missionary for the 
Town of Savanah in the room of the^Rev'* M' George Whitefield. 
Order'd 

That a Copy of the said Minute sign'd by the Secretary be sent to the 
Rev* M' Orton. n 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday September 2. 1741 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

The Rev* M' Christopher Orton attended and desired his Title for 
Missionary at Savanah in Georgia to produce to the R^ Rev* the Bishop 
of London in order to receive Priests Orders. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to his Lordship to acquaint him, that When the 
said M^ Orton shall be ordain'd a Priest ; the Trustees will appoint him 
their Stated Missionary at Savanah in Georgia with an Allowance of fifty 
Pounds a Year. And that his Lordship be desired to recommend the 
Rev* M' Orton to the Treasury for the usual Allowance made to the 
Missionaries. 

Adjourn'd. 



388 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Monday September 14. 1741 

Present. 
M' Smith President 
M' L'apoBtre 
M' Anderson. 

Seal'd an Appointment of the Bev^ M' Christopher Orton to perform 
Ecclesiastical Offices at Savanah in Georgia, he having reoeiv'd Priests 
Orders. 

Seal'd an Appointment of William Stephens Esq' to be Another Com- 
missioner (Gen^ Oglethorpe being One) for licensing Persons to trade 
with the Indians in Greorgia, and for the better regulating such Trade. 
Order'd 

That the Accomptant do countersign the said Appointments in the 
Absence of the Secretary. 

Adjourn'd. 

Palace Court 

Saturday Nov' 28. 1741 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Frederick 
M'Eyre 
M' Smith. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of Common Council Nov' 21*^ 1741 a 
Commission appointing Capt. Richard Kent a Conservator to keep the 
Peace in the Town of Augusta and the Precincts thereof in Georgia. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of Common Council Nov' 21"^ Instant a 
Deed Appointing Charles Watson Recorder of the Town of Savanah 
in the room of John Pye. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of Common Council Nov' 21*^ Instant a 
Deed Appointing John Dobell Regbter of all Grants of Land in the 
Province of Georgia in the room of John Brownfield. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 389 

Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council as the Opinion of the 
Ti'ustees, That for the greater Encouragement of Lidustry among the In- 
habitants of the Colony of Greorgia Upon any Freeholder of a fifty Acre 
Lot making appear that any Part of his Lot consists of Land commonly 
caird the Pine Barren The President and Court of Assistants for the 
Northern Part of the Province or the Bailifis of Frederica upon his Ap- 
plication be empowered and required immediately to assign to Every Per- 
son so Applying such a Quantity of Good Land (not already granted) 
as the Pine Barren appears to be in his Lot (over and above the said 
Pine Barren Land) subject to the accustom'd Reservations and Condi- 
tions in any Place that the Freeholder may desire and find most conven- 
ient to him. 
Resolved 

That for the greater Encouragement of Industry among the Inhabit- 
ants of the Colony of Georgia Upon any Freeholder of a fifty Acre Lot 
making appear that the Lot already granted to him is fenc'd and culti- 
vated according to the Conditions of his Grant The President and. Court 
of Assistants for the Northern Part of the Province or the Bailifis of 
Frederica be empowered and required immediately to assign to Every 
such Person such Another Lot of Good Land in any Place that the said 
Freeholder may desire and find most convenient to him. 
Order'd 

That Copies of the said Resolutions be Affixed upon the Doors of the 
Court House at Savanah and Frederica And such Other Places in the 
Province as may make the Intentions of the Trustees known to all the 
Inhabitants. 

Adjourn'd. 



390 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Saturday December 5** 1741 

Present 
M' Henry Archer President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Frederick 
M' Bathurst 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 

Resolved 

That it be refer'd to a Committee to prepare a Petition to the King 
relating to the Quit Rents being not payable on Pine Barren Lands and 
to name the Ports in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Shaftesbury Earl of Egmont M' Vernon M' Henry 
Archer and M' Bathurst be a Committee for the said purpose, And that 
all the Trustees Who come shall have Votes. 

Adjoum'd. 



Palace Court 

Saturday February 13 174^ 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Digby 
M' Laroche 
M'Eyre 

S' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Earl of Shaftesbury 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 891 

Read the Resignation of Thomas Archer Esq' under his hand and Seal 
of the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust. 

Read the Resignation of Francis Eyles Esq' under his hand and Seal 
of the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust. 

Read Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply for the further 
settling the Colony of Georgia 

Agreed to the same. 
Resolved 

That S' William Heathcote and M' Henry Archer be desired to shew 
a Copy of the said Petition to the Chancellor of the Exchequer, and to 
the Speaker of the House of Commons. 

Seal'd an Appointment of William Stephens Esq' to be Conservator of 
the Peace pursuant to an Order of the Common Council 

Seal'd a Deed appointing Thomas Jones to be second Bailiff of the 
Town of Savanah and one of the four Assistants in the room of John 
Fallowfield pursuant to an Order of the Common Council. 

Seal'd a Deed appointing Charles Watson third Bailiff of the Town of 
Savanah and One of the four Assistants in the room of Thomas Jones 
pursuant to an Order of the Common Council. 

Received a Bottle of Salitrum Seeds being a Remedy for the Bloody 
Flux the Benefaction of Henry L'apostre Esq' for the use of the Colony. 

Read a Letter from William Stephens Esq' dated October 29 and No- 
vember 12. 1741 

Adjoum'd. 

Palace Court 

Wednesday March 3^ 174^ 

Present 
M' Digby President. 
M' Holland 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 

S' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M'Page 
M' Thomas Tower. 



892 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The Oath of Office was administer'd to John Page Esq' as Common 
Council Man of the Trust. 

Received from the Custom House February 23^ 174^ a Chest of Silk 
Imported from the Province of Georgia of Which the following Attesta- 
tion was receiv'd the 10"" of September 1741. 

We whose Names are underwritten do hereby attest and certify that 
the Raw Silk contained in the Chest herewith sent was in our presence 
put into the said Chest by Mary Wife of Lewis Camuse after having 
been first weigh'd Which amounted to forty five Pounds two Ounces 
Averdupoise Weight That is to say. Eight Pounds Part thereof had 
been manufactured and wound off by her in the Town of Savanah in the 
Year 1740 And thirty Seven Pounds two Ounces the remaining Part 
thereof had been in like manner wound off* by her this present Year 1741. 
And We do further attest and certify that two hundred and twenty 
Pounds fourteen Ounces Weight of Coquons or Silk Balls were rais'd in 
the County of Savanah in Greorgia (the Silk Worms being fed with the 
Mulberry Leaves growing in the said County) And had been deliyer'd 
unto M" Camuse since Aprill last in order to enable her to carry on the 
said Manufacture as she has done this present Year. 

Wn-L. Stephens Sec'^ 
Dated at Savanah in Oeorgia Tho' Jonis Bayliff 

this 10*^ Day of Sept' 1741 of Savanah. 

Will Russel Accomptant 

Fra. Harris. 

Read the Resignation of William Sloper Esq' under his hand and Seal 
of the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Shaftesbury be desired to go with S' William Heath- 
cote and M' Henry Archer to the Chancellor of the Exchequer And the 
Speaker of the House of Commons relating to the Petition of the Trus- 
tees to the House of Commons for a Supply. 

Adjoum'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 393 



Palace Court 

Thursday March 11*^ 174^ 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
M^ L'apostre. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council An Appointment 
of John Terry to be first Bailiff of Frederica in the room of Thomas 
Hawkins. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council an Appointment 
of Charles Watson to be second Bailiff of Savanah in the room of Thomas 
Jones. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council an Appointment 
of William Spencer to be third Bailiff of Savanah in the room of Charles 
Watson. 

Bead a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply to enable the 
Trustees to provide for the further Settling of the Colony of Georgia 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd 



394 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Palace Court 

Wednesday March 17«» 174^ 

Present 
M' L'apostre President. 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Percival 
M' Digby 
!> Hales 
M' Anderson 
M' Thomas Archer 
M' Vernon 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Tho' Tower. 

Beceiy'd by the hands of !> EEales fifty Burkitt's Help and Guide to 
Christian Families for the use of the Soldiers and Others going to Geor- 
gia being the Benefaction of a Gentlewoman Who desires to be unknown. 

Adjoum'd. 



Vestry Room of S* Bride's 

Thursday March 18"^ 174^ 

Present 
Earl of Egmont President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 

S' WUliam Heathcote 
M' Percival 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Burton 
M' Anderson. 

The General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from June 9^ 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 395 

1741 to the 17^ Listant with Observations thereon was read and Ap- 
proved of and Ordered to be enter'd. 

The Trustees proceeded to the Choice of new Trustees and the Hon^** 
Alexander Hume Campbell Eeq' 8' John Barrington Bar^ Samuel Tuff- 
nell Esq' and Henry Calthrope Esq' were duly Elected 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of three Common Council 
Men in the room of Thomas Archer Esq' Francis Eyles Esq' and William 
Sloper Esq' and the Hon^^ Alexander Hume Campbell Esq' S' John 
Barrington Bar* and Samuel Tuffnell Esq' were duly Elected. 

Adjourn'd. 



Palace Court 

Thursday March 25"^ 1742. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Eyre 

S' John Barrington 
M' Tuffnell 
M' L'apostre 
M' Percival 
S' William Heathcote 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Digby 
8' Harry Gough 
M' Calthrope. 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trust was admin- 
istered to 6' John Barrington Bar^ 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trust was admin- 
istered to Samuel Tuffnell Esq' 

Bead a Memorial to his Majesty setting forth the great Danger of the 
Province of Georgia from the Encroachments of the French, and the 
present Inability of the Trustees to support it. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 



896 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That the Secretary do attend the R^ Hon*"^ Lord Carteret, One of his 
Majesty's principal Secretaries of State, and acquaint his Lordship with 
the Trustees Desire that he will present the same to his Majesty. 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday Aprill 19^ 1742 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
M' Percival 
M' L*apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Read an Order of the R^ Hon*^ the Lords of the Committee of Coun- 
cil for Plantation A&irs dated Aprill the 12'*' 1742 setting forth. That 
his Majesty having been pleas'd by his Order in Council of the l'^ of this 
Instant to refer unto this Committee the humble Petition of Thomas 
Stephens Agent for the People of Georgia in America representing the 
deplorable Condition of the said Colony occasioned by the Extraordinary 
Laws and Government thereof And by the many Arbitrary and Illegal 
Proceedings which have hindered the Progress of the Colony, and de- 
feated his Majesty's Intentions of making Provisions for his poor Subjects 
and Others sent thither ; Complaints Whereof have from time to time 
been laid before the Trustees, but None of the said Grievances and Dis- 
couragements redressed. And therefore humbly Imploring his Majesty's 
Protection and Encouragement, Whereby they may be enabled to pro- 
ceed effectually in the Improvement and Preservation of the said Colony 
and their own Support The Lords of the Committee had taken the 
same into their consideration and were thereupon pleas'd to Order that a 
Copy of the said Petition (Which was Annex'd) should be transmitted to 
the Trustees, Who are required to return their Answer thereunto in 
Writing. 
Ordered 

That M' Verelst the Accountant do go to M' Thomas Stephens, and 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 397 

ask for a Copy of the Appointment or Authority by which he acts (as he 
alledges) as Agent for the People of Oeorgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday May 3. 1742. 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Egmont 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 
M' Bathurst 
M' Percival 
M' Tuffnell 

S' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre. 

Read an Answer to the Petition of Thomas Stephens to his Majesty, 
to be laid before the Lords of the Committee of Council for Plantation 
Affairs. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Answer. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday July 12'*^ 1742. 

Present 
M' Eyre President 

M' Vernon 

M' Digby 

M' Smith 
' M' L'apostre 



398 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That an Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Eighth Year of 
the Beign of his present Majesty Intided an Act to prevent the Importa- 
tion and Use of Bum and Brandies in the Province of Georgia as pro- 
hibits the Importation of Bum into the said Province from the Other 
British Colonies be prepared in Ordet to be laid before his Majesty in 
Council 
Ordered 

That Special Summons be sent to the Trustees in order to consider the 
said Act to meet on Wednesday the 14^ of this Instant July. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council 
That All Persons Who have carried Servants and settled in Georgia at 
their own Expence and shall claim the Benefit of the Besolutions of the 
Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America in Common 
Council Assembled upon the Eighth Day of March 1741 Belating to 
the Grants and Tenure of Lands within the said Colony should have 
Grants of their Lands in Beversion after the several Interests therein 
shall cease to hold in Fee to them and their Heirs for ever; And that 

the Yearly Bent payable for the said Lands shall be no more than 

(oc) 
Shillings Sterling for Every hundred Acres. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council 
That the Grants of Land Which shall be hereafter made in the Province 
of G^rgia to Persons Who shall carry Servants and settle there at their 
own Expence be in Fee simple. And that the Yearly Bent to be re- 
served in such Grants be after the rate of Shillings Sterling for 
every hundred Acres. And that the Conditions or Causes of Forfeiture 
be only for Non Payment of the Bent Beserved ; or for not fencing and 
inclosing the said Lands, or for not clearing planting and cultivating one 
Eighth Part of the same within ten Years from the Date of such Grants 
respectively. And that such Parts only of the Land be forfeited as 
shall not have been cultivated within that time. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council. 
That to prevent the Inconveniencies Which may arise from great Tracts 
of Land being monopolised in the Province of Georgia No Person shall 
be capable of having or enjoying a greater Quantity of Lands or Tene- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 399 

ments at one and the same time than two thousand Acres ; With a Pro- 
viso That in case Any Person shall bj Devise or Limitation become en- 
titled to more than two thousand Acres of Land in the said Province ; 
It shall be lawfuU for such Person to sell or alien bond fide and upon a 
valuable Consideration and under the same Conditions of Cultivation to 
any Person or Persons the same at any time within two Years after that 
he shall have been so entitled thereunto ; And in default of disposing 
thereof as aforesaid the last Accession of the said Lands so exceeding 
two thousand Acres shall be forfeited. 

Bead a Letter from M' Henry Newman Secretary to the Society for 
promoting Christian Knowledge with an Inclosed Extract of a Letter 
from the Rev' M' Martin BoLdus at Ebenezer in Georgia dated March 
15^ 1742. Requesting the Assistance of the Trustees and their Other 
Benefactors in Europe to build a small House for Divine Service at 
What they call the Plantations ; And also to support a School Master 
for instructing the Children. 
Resolved 

That the same be recommended to the Consideration of the Common 
Council 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster. 

Wednesday July 14"» 1742 

Present 
M' Henry Archer President. 
M' Bathurst 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 

Read an Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Eighth Year of 
the Reign of his present Majesty Intitled An Act to prevent the Impor- 
tation and Use of Rum and Brandies in the Province of Georgia, as pro- 
hibits the Importation of Rum into the said Ph>vince from the other 
British Colonies. 



400 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That the said Act be engrosa'd. 

Which being EDgross'd. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Act. 

liead a Petition to his Majesty in Council setting forth That in a late 
Examination before the House of Commons, in which the Utility of the 
Province of G^rgia, and the Advantage and Necessity of supporting it 
were fully made out to the Satisfaction of the House ; It did by the Beso- 
lutions and in the Debates thereon appear to be the Sense of the House 
(as the Trustees conceiv'd) that there were some further Encouragements 
still wanting for the Effectual settling this usefuU Colony ; And particu- 
larly that the Beleasing of the Quit Bents to the Trustees for the Benefit 
of the said Colony to the End that the Lands there may be granted on 
cheaper terms; And that the Permitting the Importation of Bum from 
his Majesty's Colonies in Exchange for Timber commonly called Lumber 
and Other Produces of Georgia would greatly tend to the Increase Wel- 
fare and Improvement of the said Colony. And Therefore the Trustees 
humbly presume in behalf of the said Colony to beseech his Majesty that 
he would be graciously pleased to release to them the said Quit Bents, in 
order that they may be enabled to lessen and reduce the same in the re- 
spective Grants of Lands there and to apply the Besidue thereof for the 
Benefit of the said Colony. And that the Trustees have further presumed 
to lay before his Majesty An Act herewith presented Intitled An Act to 
repeal so much of an Act made in the Eighth Year of the Beign of his 
present Majesty Intitled An Act to prevent the Importation and Use of 
Bum and Brandies in the Province of Georgia as Prohibits the Importa- 
tion of Bum into the said Province from the Other British Colonies. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be AfiSx'd to the said Petition. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Order'd 

That an Instruction be sent to William Stephens Esq' that he do make 
an Inquiry among the People of the Province, Whether it is their Opin- 
ion in general That it is proper to admit the Use and Introduction of Ne- 
groes in the said Province ; And that he do as soon as he can certify their 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 401 

Opinion and his own how &r it may be proper under any, and under 

what Limitations and Restrictions. 

Resolved 

That a Committee be appointed to consider how far it may be conven- 
ient or proper to admit the Introduction and use of N^roes in the Prov- 
ince of Georgia, and under What Limitations and Restrictions 
Resolved 

That any five of the Common Council be the said Committee. 

Adjoum'd. 



Waghorn's CoflFee House 

Thursday July 15"^ 1742 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

Read a Memorial of Joseph Avery setting forth That having been em- 
ploy'd to survey the North Part of the Province of Georgia, he did in the 
Months of September and October 1741 discover and sound a large River 
called Great Ogeeche; And that it would be of great Service to the 
Province and the British Nation to have a Dock Yard and Settlements 
upon the said River; Which is capacious enough to contain some hun- 
dred sail of Ships from Seventy Guns downwards; And the Entrance of 
the said River being very safe there being three fathom and an half upon 
the Bar at low Water. That the Land by the said River is very rich, and 
the Country about it abounds with Timber fit for building of Ships. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do write a Letter to Thomas Corbet Esq' Secretary 
to the Lords of the Admiralty desiring him to lay the said Memorial be- 
fore their Lordships for their Consideration. 

Adjourn'd 



[26 c. r.,T.l.) 



402 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday July 26*^ 1742. 

PreseDt 
M' Smith PreBident 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Digby. 

Read a Petition of Christian Steinhavell Theobald Kiefer and Johannes 
Berrier in behalf of themselves and the rest of the Trustees Grerman Serv- 
ants at Savanah in Georgia setting forth That by Lidenture bearing 
date the 21"^ Day of September 1737 They bound themselves to serve the 
Trustees or their Assigns in Georgia for the space of five Years after their 
Arrival there ; And that their Children Who were Males and under the 
Age of twenty Years were to serve untill they arrived to the Age of 
twenty five Years, And their Female Children above the age of six Years 
were to serve untill they arriv'd at the Age of Eighteen Years; And as 
the Time of the Petitioners Indenture with the Trustees as to themselves 
is growing near to a conclusion, And they are desirous and willing to set- 
tle in the Colony (having procured already a small Stock of Cattle for 
that purpose) they must unavoidably labour under great Difficulties by 
being deprived of the Freedom of their Children, Without whose Assist- 
ance it will be impossible for them to make any progress in cultivating of 
Land being most of them advanced in Years; And therefore Praying The 
Trustees to grant them the Freedom of their Children at the Expiration 
of the five Years for Which the Petitioners are bound, 
fiesolved 

That it be recommended to the Common CouncU to grant the Peti- 
tioners the freedom of their Children at the Expiration of the five Years 
as they desire. 

Read a Letter from General Oglethorpe dated March the 3' 1741 
And Another from George Clarke Esq' Lieut. Governor of New York 
with likewise a Copy of a Letter from him to General Oglethorpe con- 
taining Proposals for Effecting a general Peace among the Indians in the 
British Interest upon the Continent of America. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do send Copies of the said Letters to Andrew Stone 






COLONIAL RECORDS. 403 

Edq^ and desire him to lay the same before his Grace the Duke of New- 
castle One of his Majesty's Principal Secretaries of State. 

Read a Letter from M' Orton dated March 4^ 1741 acquainting the 
Trustees with the Progress in his Ministry at Savanah And that he had 
taken upon him the Management of the School for want of a Person fitly 
Qualified to undertake the Duty. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Orton Acquainting him with the Trustees 
Approbation of his Conduct ; And that they desire he will continue hi& 
Lispection of the School though M' John Dobell is appointed School 
Master, And that M' Dobell is to be under his Direction in instructing 
the Children 

William Stephens Esq' having recommended Thomas Bosomworth to 
be Secretary for Indian Affairs in the room of John Clarke Deceased. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint the said 
Thomas Bosomworth Secretary for Lidian Affairs. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday August 7"» 1742 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Read a Letter from General Oglethorpe dated Frederica May 28"* 
1742, with a Copy of a Letter from Captain Hamar dated on board the 

Flamborough off* S' Simon's 24** 1742. 

Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to General Oglethorpe to acquaint him with the 
Vote of the House of Commons relating to the permission of Rum iu 
the Province of Georgia; And the Act which the Trustees have laid be- 
fore his Majesty in Council in consequence of the said Vote ; And also 
to acquaint him with the Resolutions Which the Trustees have lately 
made in relation to the Tenure of Lands. 



404 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read an AocouDt of the Prooeedings of the President and Court of 
Assistants at Bavanah from May 17'^ to June the 2' 1742. and likewise 
a List of Persons Who have petitioned the President and Court of As- 
sistants for Lands. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Petition of 
Edward Bush Peter Morelle Joseph Wardrope John Penrose Andrew 
Duchee and Thomas Ormston for five hundred Acres of Land Each of 
them on Hutchinson's Island be rejected ; it not appearing that the said 
Persons have ever been industrious in cultivating, or have any View to 
the Cultivation of the said Lands. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that Hutchinson's 
Island should be cleared by the Trust Servants, And that the Wood grow- 
ing on the same should be sold for the use of the Trust. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Petition of 
John Lyndall for an Island of Marsh in Savanah be rejected it not ap- 
pearing that he is inclin'd to any Industry in Cultivation. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Petition of 
William Parker for five hundred Acres of Land near Thunderbolt should 
be defer'd till he is in Circumstaoces to undertake the Cultivation of the 
same. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Petition of 
John Pye, William Elbert Thomas Ellis and Edward Townshend for five 
hundred Acres of Land Each of them lying between the two Ogeechy 
Rivers be rejected, it not appearing from their past Conduct that they 
have any Intention to cultivate the said Lands. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that a Grant of five 
hundred Acres of Land lying Southward of Thunderbolt should be made 
to James Anderson he Appearing to be a diligent Man, and able to cul- 
tivate the same. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that a Grant of five 
hundred Acres of Land should be made to Michael Bourghatter and his 
five Sons in order to be divided among his Sons as he sees meet, besides 



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COLONIAL RECORDS. 405 

two Lots of fifty Acres Each Which he and One of his Sons hold at 

present. They being a very Industrious Family. 

Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Grants of 

Lots of fifty Acres Each to Jacob Harbeck, Harbeck Brothers, Sam- 

(•ic) 
uel Lyon, John Erinxman, and John Ample Dutch Servants Whose 
time of Service is lately expired ; made by the President and Court of 
Assistants for the Northern Part of the Province should be Approved of. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Grants of 
Lots of fifty Acres Each of them to Christopher Burgomister Joachim 
Schad Rudolph Burgie Leonard Rigler Jacob Danner Henry Curraudy* 
Ulrick Beltz. Ezekiel StoU. Johannes Torgler Nicholas Hanner Sen' 
Nicholas Hanner Jun' Hans Stutz and Joseph Wachster thirteen German 
Swiss Part of those Who went in the Europa should be Approv'd of. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that a Grant of five 
hundred Acres of Land should be made to Thomas Salter on a Piece of 
Marsh near Augustine Creek, Provided that the said Land is not any 
Part of the two hundred Acres granted by Lease to Thomas Christie. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Grants of 
Lots of fifty Acres Each of them to John Robe William Scales John Evaus 
Samuel Clee, Thomas Morris Jacob Truan William Barbo and Anthony 
Gautier made by the President and Court of Assistants for the Northern 
Part of the Province should be approved of. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council That Notwithstand- 
ing the Trustees have proposed in their Minutes July 12^ 1742 That the 
Grants of Lands to Persons Who shall carry Servants and settle in Geor- 
gia at their own Expence should be in Pee simple ; Yet That No Person 
should have a Power of Alienating any Part of his Lands till the Ex- 
piration of the ten Years from the Date of his Grant in Which time he 
is to be obliged to cultivate one Eighth Part of his Lands, And till he 
make it appear to the President and Court of Assistants for the Northern 
Part of the Province, or tJie Magistrates of the Southern Part that he 
has complied with the Conditions of his Grant. 

*May Iw Currandy. 



406 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Coancil that James Anderson 
should be Appointed a Coadjutor with M' Stephens for inspecting the 
Building of the Church. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to consider of proper 
Means for Enforcing the Guard Duty in the Province. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common CouncU to give M" Camuse a 
Gratuity for every Person Who shall be certified to be properly instructed 
by her in the Art of winding Silk. 

Adjoum'd. 



Monday Nov' 22. 1742 
Wa^hom's CoflFee House. 

Present 
M" Henry Archer President 
Earl of Egmont 
M*^ Vernon 

Lord Sidney Beauclerk 
M' Percival 
S' John Barrington 
M"^ Holland 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Tuffnell 
M' Calthorpe 
M' Laroche 
M' Tho" Archer 

M' Laroche reported to the Trustees that he and M' Bathurst had at- 
tended the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations at their 
Lordships Desire upon the Petition of the Trustees to his Majesty in 
Council for a Release of the Quit Rents reserved to his Majesty, and for 
his Royal Approbation of an Act prepared by the Trustees for allowing 
tlie Importation of Rum into Georgia from the Other British Colonies, 
Which Petition was refer'd to their Lordships; And that their Lordships 
were of Opinion that it should be reported to the Lords of the Commit- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 407. 

tee of his Majesty's Council for Plaotation Afiairs, that it would be a 
great Encouragement for such Persons as shall be disposed to settle there, 
that his Majesty may be graciously pleased to reduce the Quit Bents 
reserved by his Royal Charter from four Shillings to two Shillings Proc- 
lamation Money for Every Hundred Acres, Which may probably pro- 
mote the Settling of the said Province. And That their Lordships were 
likewise of Opinion to report to the Lords of the Committee of Council 
that they had ta^en into consideration the Act refer'd to them for allow* 
ing the Importation of Rum ; And having consulted M' Fane One of his 
Majesty's Council at Law, He had no Objection thereto in point of Law. 
And that their Lordships had no Objection to the general Tenour of the 
Act ; But could not report in favour of the following Clause. Viz*. 

''And to prevent any Frauds in the purchasing, or any frauds or 
''Abuses in the selling of such Rum to the Indians or Others; And the 
"immoderate and excessive Use of the same within the said Province. 
"Be it further Enacted that it shall and may be lawfull for the Common 
"Council of the said Trustees or the Major Part of them as shall for that 
"Purpose be present and assembled; And They are hereby Authoris'd 
"and Impower'd from time to time to constitute make and ordain such 
"Rules, Orders and Regulations for the purchasing such Rum, or for the 
"Vending, Selling or Retailing thereof in the said Province, as to them 
"shall seem meet and convenient." 
Resolved 

That a new Draught of an Act for Establishing the Tenures be pre- 
pared pursuant to the Opinion of the Lords Commissioners for Trade and 
Plantations, for reducing the Quit Rents from Four Shillings to Two 
Shillings Proclamation Money for Every hundred Acres And that the 
same be refer'd to the Common Council for their Approbation. 
Resolved 

That a New Act be prepared in order to be laid before his Majesty for 
Allowing the Importation of Rum into Georgia from the Other British 
Colonies. 
Resolved 

That An Act be prepared in order to be laid before his Majesty for 
Vesting the Magistrates and Justices of the Peace in Georgia with the 
same Powers for licensing Publick Houses as are usual in England 
Resolved 

That an Application be made to the R* Hon^** John Lord Carteret for 
a Reduction of the Quit Rents under his Grant to the Trustees from 



408 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Four Shillings to Two Shillings Proclamation Money for Every hundred 
Acres in the same manner as the Lords Commissioners for Trade and 
Plantations have reported as necessary to be granted by his Majesty. 

Adjoum'd. 



Georgia Ofl&ce Queen's Square. 

Tuesday November 30^ 1742. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Anderson 
M' Smith 
M' Percival 
S' John Barrington 
M' Digby. 

The Trustees being informed of the Death of the Bev^ M' Orton the 
Minister of Savanah ; And being Acquainted that the Rev' M' Mariton a 
Clergyman in the Isle of Man is desirous to go over to (Georgia to supply 
the Place of M' Orton, And that the Bishop of Sodor and Man will give 
the said M' Mariton a Recommendation. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do write to the Bishop of Sodor and Man, and de- 
sire his Lordship's Opinion of the said M' Mariton. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to take into Consider- 
ation the Preamble to the Grant to the Rev' M' Greorge Whitefield re- 
lating to the taking of Orphans into the Orphan House, that the same 
may be Explain'd. 
Resolved 

That a Law be prepared for his Majesty's Approbation, Reciting the 
Resolutions taken by the Hon^'^ the House of Commons the last Session 
of Parliament, as in the Report of the Lords Commissioners for Trade 
and Plantations ; And proposing as an Encouragement to the People of 
the Province that the Quit Rents should be Two Shillings Proclamation 
Money for Every hundred Acres instead of Four Shillings payable as to 
Seven Eighth Parts of the Lands to his Majesty. And the One Eighth 
Part to Lord Carteret to be collected from the Inhabitants as they sha 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 409 

direct, And Ezoneratiiig those Quit Bents that may become payable 
UDder former Grants, And making the New Ones to commence in ten 
Years from the Dates of the new Grants Whereby the Tenures to those 
sent on the Charity should be declared to be in Tail General, And to 
those going at their own Expence in Fee Simple with the Conditions of 
Clearing and Cultivating One Eighth Part of the Lands in their Grants 
in ten Years ; And that there should be no Forfeitures but for Non 
Payment of Bent and not performing the said Conditions of Cultivation. 

Adjourned. 



Waghom's CoflFee House 

Monday December 6*^ 1742 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M'Page 
M' Laroche 
M' Tuflnel 

S' William Heathcote 
M' L'apostre 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Digby 
M' Anderson 
M' Thomas Archer 
S' John Harrington 
M' Holland. 

Bead the Draught of an Act for Establishing the Tenures of Lands 
in the Province of Georgia, and for Beducing the Quit Bents. 
Ordered 

That a Copy thereof be laid before the B' Hon**'* Lord Carteret, as his 
Lordship is Intitled to an Interest in the said Quit Bents. 

Adjourn'd 



410 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Queen's Square 

Tuesday December 21* 1742 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M' Vernon 
S' John Barrington 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Frederick 
M' Smith 

A Report was made by the Earl of Shaftesbury that he and M' Page 
and M' Laroche had in a Conference with the Right Hon*^ Lord Carteret 
acquainted him with the Petition prepared by the Trustees to his Majesty 
for releasing the Quit Rents reserved in the Charter, And with the Act 
prepared by the Trust.ees in order to be Approved of by his Majesty in 
Council for Reducing the Quit Rents from Four Shillings to One Shil- 
ling and Six pence Proclamation Money to be paid to his Majesty, and 
six pence to the said Lord Carteret for Every hundred Acres granted in 
Georgia ; And that the said Lord Carteret was desired to appoint some 
Person to collect the Quit Rents to be due from time to time to his Lord- 
ship, as the Trustees did not think it proper for them to be answerable 
for the said Quit Rents in their Corporate Capacity, And that Lord 
Carteret did thereupon say. That he did not think or expect the Trustees 
should be answerable for more of the said Quit Rents than they should 
receive. 

Read an Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Eighth Year 
of bis present Majesty In titled An Act to prevent the Importation and Use 
of Rum and Brandies in the Province of Georgia as prohibits the Importa- 
tion of Rum into said Province from other British Colonies. 

Read An Act for the better Regulation of publick Houses, and Re- 
tailers of Rum in the Province of Georgia and for suppressing the odious 
and loathsome Sin of Drunkenness. 

Read An Act for Establishing the Tenures of Lands in the Province 
of Georgia and reducing the Quit Rents. 
Order'd 

That the three Acts aforesaid be Engrossed in order to be laid before 
his Majesty. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 411 

Head a Petition to his Majesty to be presented with the aforesaid Acts. 

Which was Approved of. 
Ordered 

That the said Petition be fair Transcribed. 

Read a Petition to the Hon^^"" House of Commons setting forth what 
the Trustees have done And the Acts which they have prepared in pur- 
suance of the Resolutions of the House last Year, and Desiring further 
Supply for the further Establishing the Colony of Georgia 
Ordered 

That the same be fair transcribed. 

Adjoum'd. 



^Waghom's CoflFee House. 

Tuesday January 11"^ 174§ 

Present 
M' Thoitnas Tower President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Percival 
M' Laroche 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

The three following Acts Vizt. 

An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Eighth Year of his 
present Majesty Intitled An Act to prevent the Importation and Use of 
Rum and Brandies in the Province of Georgia as prohibits the Importa- 
tion of Rum into the said Province from the other British Colonies 

An Act for the better Regulation of publick Houses and Retailers of 
Rum in the Province of Georgia. And for Suppressing the odious and 
loathsome Sin of Drunkenness. * 

An Act for Establishing the Tenures of Lands in the Province of 
Georgia and Reducing the Quit Rents 

Being Engross'd and Examined 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same 



412 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That the said Acts be laid before his Majesty in Council for his Royal 
Approbation. 

Read a Petition to the Hon^ House of Commons for a Supply for the 
further Settling of the Colony of Georgia 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday March 12. 174f 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Digby 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tuffnel 

Receiv'd the Resignation of the R^ Hon^** the £arl of Egmont under 
his hand and Seal of the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust. 

Resolved 

\ 

That the Oentlemen of the Trust Who are in Holy Orders be desired 
to consider of a proper Person to be sent to reside as Minister at Savanah 
in the room of the late Rev* M' Orton. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the consideration of the Common Council 
as the Opinion of the Trustees not to retain or employ for the future any 
Servants in the Public Service. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council 
that the Ti*ust Farms should be dispos'd of and annexed to the Offices of 
the Government for the future Support of them. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council 
aB the Opinion of the Trustees to dispose of the Reserved Uncultivated 
Trust Lands it not appearing for What Use such Lands were reserved. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 413 

Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council 
as the Opinion of the Trustees to add ten Pounds ^ Ann to the Allow- 
ance to the School Master at Savanah on Condition that he shall not 
take any Gratuity from the Scholars for instructing them. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to consider of the 
immediate building of the Church. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to consider of a 
proper Plan of Disposition of the Money lately granted by the Parlia- 
ment for the further Settling of the Colony. 

Adjourn'd. 



Vestry Room of S* Brides 

Thursday March 17*** 174J 

Present 
D' Hales President 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
M' Burton 
M"^ Anderson 
M' Digby 
Lord Tyrconnel. 

The General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from June the 
9* 1742 to the 16"* Instant with Observations thereon was read and Ap- 
proved of and Ordered to be Entered. 
Resolved 

That the Committee of Accounts do meet on Saturday the 26*^ Instant 
at the Trustees Office and that they prepare a proper Plan for the Dispo- 
sition of the Money lately granted by Parliament in order to be laid be- 
fore the Common Council. 

The Trustees then proceeded to the Choice of new Trustees and John 
Philipps Velters Cornewall and John Wright Esq" were duly Elected. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of a Common Council Man 



414 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

in the room of the Earl of Egmont and John Philipps Esq' was dulj 
Elected. 

Adjoum'd 



Waghom's Coffee House 

Friday March 25* 1743. 

Present 
S' John Barrington President 
M' Philipps 
M' Percival 
M' Tuffhel 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trust was Admin- 
istered to John Philipps Esq' 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday March 26** 1743 

Present 
M' Digby President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
Lord Tyrconnel 
S' John Barrington 
M' Tho' Tower 
M'Page. 

Upon Reading the Proceedings of the Court of President and Assist- 
ants for the County of Savanah December 4** 1742 That "Whereas Sev- 
''end People Whose times are Expired have applied to that Board that 
"they might have Encouragement given them to go upon and cultivate 
"Land, They thereupon had recourse to the Trustees Letter (by their 
"Secretary M' Martyn) of the 24"" of Aprill 1741, Wherein they found 
"the following Directions Viz\ To take care that a Sufficient Quantity 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 415 

''of good Land be immediately surveyed of Lots of fifty Acres Each^ 
''that all Servants newly out of their time may be put in possession there- 
"of ; As likewise that the Trust Servants at the taking up their Lots 
"shall have an Allowance for twelve Months at the rate of Eight pence 
'*a Day Each Man and Six pence a Day Each Woman with a Cow Calf 
"and Sow, and the usual Working tools to Each Man." From Whence 
some Doubts have arisen how far the Trustees Intentions were to be Ex- 
tended Vizt Whether those Words are meant restrictively to such Serv- 
ants only as came to Georgia indented to the Trust, or Whether any 
Other Servants and of What kind may be intitled to the Benefit ; There 
having been several Other foreign Servants (as also English) imported, 
particularly a certain Number of German Servants, Who appear to be 
industrious. 

Upon reading likewise the beforemention'd Letter of the Secretary's 
dated Aprill 24"* 1741 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council as the Opinion of the 
Trustees that the Allowance for twelve Months mentioned in the said 
Letter be extended to all Servants in the Colony indented for the term 
of four Years and not under. 
Resolved 

That the Claims of Robert Millar Daniel Mackay and Patrick Mackay 
be refer'd to the Committee of Accounts. 
Resolved 

That it be refer'd to the Committee of Accounts to consider What Al- 
lowance may be proper for the Rent and Charges of the Office from Lady 
Day 1742. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council as the Opinion of the 
Trustees that a Convenient Part of the Trust Lands should be appropri- 
ated for the use and Encouragement of residing and Officiating Ministers 
in Georgia. 
Resolved 

That a Memorial be presented to the Society for propagating the Gos- 
pel in Foreign Parts to desire their Allowance for a Missionary at Sa- 
vanah the Trustees being unable to support One, as the Money given by 
the Parliament can only be applied for the support of the Civil Govern- 
ment, and as they have no other Method of supporting a Minister but 



416 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Appropriating a proper Part of the Trust Lands for his future Mainte- 
nance, Which they are giving Orders for. 
Ordered 

That the Accountant do lay before the Trustees an Account of all 
Sums of Money receiv'd for the building of Churches in G^eorgia, And 
that have been Applied for that purpose. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that M' Bevan should 
be desired to prepare a List of such Medicines as may be proper to be 
sent over for the use of the Colony. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Thomas Hawkins the first Bailiff at Fred- 
erica to inform him That No Person has any Authority from the Trustees 
to obstruct the Passing of any People out of the Province, except where 
any contract at their first settling not to leave the Province for a term of 
Years without a License from the Magistrates, and then only for such 
term ; And likewise to acquaint him That no Person Whatsoever has any 
Authority in the Civil Government of the Province except what is vested 
in him by the Collective Body of the Trust 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday Aprill 9**' 1743 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Digby 
M' Smith 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council as the Opinion of 
the Trustees that the President and Assistants Who were appointed for 
the County of Savanah be Appointed President and Assistants for the 
whole Province And that the Bailiffs at Frederica should be considered 
as local Magistrates and be subordinate to the Authority of the Presi- 
dent and Assistants ; And that the Recorder of Frederica should be ap- 
pointed with an Additional Salary of ten Pounds ^ Ann to correspond 
with the President and Assistants and transmit to them from time to 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 417 

time the Proceedings of the Town Court and such other transactions and 
Occurrences in the Southern Part of the Province as may be necessarj 
for them to know, or Which they may direct to be sent to them 

Adjourn'd 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday ApriU 16"^ 1743. 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 
Lord Tyrconnd. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the following 
Exchanges of Lots between Peter Bailleu* and John Greedy, between 
Peter Morelle and James Wilson, between James Dormer and James 
Carwells be Confirmed agreeable to the Recommendation of the Court of 
President and Assistants. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council That Isaac Young's 
Purchase of Daniel Nunez's Lot, James Campbell's Purchase of John 
Provost's Lot and Charles Watson's Purchase of John Lyndal's Lot be 
Confirm'd agreeable to the Recommendation of the Court of President 
and Assistants. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Opinion of 
Council should be taken how far the Trustees can dispose of the Vacant 
Lots, and what time may be proper to allow such Persons as have de- 
serted theur Lots and the Province to return and take Possession of them 
before they be declared forfeited. 
Adjoum'd 

♦Mayl)e»ii/» 



[27o.r.,T.l.) 



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Queen's Square Westminster. 
Saturday ApriU ZO^ 1743 
Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre. 
Resolved 

That all the Passages in M' Stephens's Journal of August the 23^ 24"^ 
26'*' and 26^ 1741, and in M' Stephens's Letter dated January 22. 174| 
in relation to the Ship CsBsar Which was found in the Offing at Tybee, 
haying been taken by the Spaniards and afterwards quitted by them be 
Extracted and laid before some Eminent Civilian for his Advice in what 
manner the said Ship ought to be disposed of. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that a Grant of five 
hundred Acres of Land be made to Lieutenant Patrick Sutherland 
about sixteen Miles from Darien 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that a Grant of five 
hundred Acres of Land be made to Lieutenant Charles Mackay. 
Resolved 

That the Petition of Thomas Sumner praying for a Grant of five hun- 
dred Acres of Land on a River side near Frederica to be made to him, 
and the Passage of six Servants to cultivate the same be recommended 
to the Common Council in consideration of his Services in having re- 
built the Light House at Tybee, and General Oglethorpe's recommenda- 
tion of him. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the said Grant 
of five hundred Acres of Land be made in trust for the said Thomas 
Sumner and such Meui Servants as he shall carry over with him, Where- 
of fifty Acres shall be set out for Each Servant Who is to be indented 
for five Years and to be allowed one [Day in the Week for working on 
his own Land. 
Resolved 

That Capt Dunbar's Memorial Praying for the Passage of Sixty 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 419 

Freights of Women and Children belonging to the Recruits Which he 
shall raise for General Oglethorpe's Regiment, And for the Allowance of 
six pence a Day for Each Freight for two Months before their Embarka- 
tion be recommended to the Common Council. 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Friday June 10"* 1743 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M^Laroche 
M' Eyre 
M' Smith 
M' Digby. 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treas- 
ury ; Desiring their Directions for issuing out of the Exchequer the sum 
of twelve thousand Pounds granted to his Majesty in the last Session of 
Parliament for the further settling and improving the Colony of Georgia 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

Read and Seal'd pursuant to the Directions of the Common Council 
dated May 2. 1743 a Deed for the revoking and making void a former 
Deed dated Aprill 21. 1741 by Which William Stephens Esq' was appointed 
President of the County of Savanah, and Henry Parker Thomas Jones 
John Fallowfield, and Samuel Marcer the four Assistants in and for 
the said County ; And for Constituting and Appointing the aforesaid 
William Stephens Esq' President of the Province of Georgia and the 
three Bailiffs of the Town of Savanah for the time being and Samuel 
Marcer the four Assistants in and for the said Province 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Seal'd pursuant to the Directions of the Common Council dated May 
2. 1743 General Instructions to the President and four Assistants of the 
Province of Georgia 

Seal'd pursuant to the Directions of the Common Council dated May 
2 1743 Publick Instructions to the President. 



420 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Seal'd pursuant to the Directions of the Common Council dated May 
2 1743 Private Instructions to the President. 

Seal'd pursuant to the Directions of the Common Council dated May 2 
1743 a Deed Appointing John Dobell Secretary for Indian Affairs. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the said Deed and the aforesaid 
Instructions. 

Read a Memorial to the Society for propagating the Gospel in Foreign 
Parts Desiring an Allowance of fifty Pounds a Year for a Missionary at 
Savanah. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Resolved 

That Copies of the Oaths of Allegiance Supremacy and Abjuration, 
and of the Declaration against Transubstantiation be sent over to Wil- 
liam Stephens Esq' with Directions that the Bailiffs do administer in the 
Town Courts the same to Every Person Who accepts of any Office in 
the Province 

Read a Complaint of M' James Crockatt with a Copy of Proceedings 
of the Town Court at Savanah on Tuesday February 8 1742 relating to 
a Cause between the said James Crockatt (by John Remington his At- 
torney) and Robert Vaughan, in order to recover from the said Robert 
Vaughan two several Debts due on a Judgment obtained against the said 
Yaughan on two Bonds in Charles Town South Carolina with Costs of 
Suit of ten ^ Cent on the said Debts. 
Order'd 

That a Copy of the said Complaint and Proceedings be sent to the President 
in Georgia with Instructions to make an Inquiry into the said Case, and 
to acquaint him that the Trustees think (as it appears to them on reading 
the Proceedings) that the Bailiffs acted wrong, when the aforesaid Robert 
Vaughan appeared before them in a regular manner at the suit of the 
said James Crockatt since they should have given Judgement oii that Case 
singly, without inquiring into other People's Demands on the said 
Vaughan, and should have satisfied the Demands of the said James 
Crockatt, Which Robert Vaughan allowed to be just, as well as the ten 
^ Cent for Costs of suit out of the Efiects of the said Vaughan 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 421 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday July 4"* 1743 

Present 
M' L'apostre President. 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
M'Eyre 
M' Smith 
M' Digby. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that pursuant to the Order 
of the Common Council May 2. 1743 he had applied to the Governor 
and Company of the Bank of England to desire they would accept of a 
Letter of Attorney from the Trustees to receive the sum of twelve thou- 
sand pounds granted to his Majesty in the last Session of Parliament for 
the further settling and improving the Colony of Georgia, and place the 
same to the Trustees Account ; And that he received for Answer that 
they did not accept of Letters of Attorney in their Corporate Capacity, 
but would place the said sum to the Trustees Account at the Bank when 
paid in to them as usual. 
Resolved 

That a Letter of Attorney be made out appointing the Trustees Ac- 
countant to receive the said sum of twelve thousand Pounds ; And that 
it be deposited in the hands of Henry L'apostre Esq' One of the Com- 
mon Council untill the same is paid at the Exchequer ; And that M' 
L'apostre be desired to attend the receipt of the said Money and the 
payment thereof into the Bank to be placed to the Trustees Account. 

Bead a Letter of Attorney Impoweriug the Accountant to receive the 
said sum of twelve thousand Pounds. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto and that the Sec- 
retary do countersign the same. 

Which being accordingly done the said Letter of Attorney was de- 
livered to Henry L'apostre Esq' for the Purposes aforesaid. 

Read an Appointment of the Rev' M' Thomas Bosom worth to perform 
all Religious and Ecclesiastical Offices in Georgia. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto. 



422 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Read a Petition of Thomas Sumner Carpenter Praying That, as the 
Trustees have granted him the passage of six Servants, his Daughter 
may be included in the Number ; That he may have liberty to run out 
the Lands in his Grant of five hundred Acres upon any vacant River 
where it shall best suit his business ; And that as he is a Carpenter and 
has built two good Houses upon his Town Lots in Frederica, he may 
have liberty to sell the said Lots, he being desirous to take up others 
with an intent to build upon and improve the same, Which will be an 
Advantage to the Town, as some are willing to buy Houses ready built, 
but do not care to build themselves ; And likewise Praying that as he 
has serv'd in the Office of Tythingman three Years and has had no con- 
sideration for the same, a Debt of twelve pounds or thereabouts, which 
he stands charged with in the Store Books at Frederica for Provisions, 
Which he had upon his first Arrival, may be remitted. 
Resolved 

That the said Petition be refer'd to the Consideration of the Common 
Council. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Stephens to acquaint him, lest he should 
understand the Letter dated June 1743 relating to the Cause between 
James Crockatt and Robert Vaughan to be a peremptory Order to pro- 
ceed to find Execution upon the said Vaughan's Effects, that the Trustees 
desire he will in the first place transmit to them the Proceedings of the 
Town Court upon the said Cause, that they may form a Judgement thereon 
and send their Directions accordingly. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 423 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Tuesday July IS"* 1743. 

Present 
ly Hales President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Percival. 

Bead a Letter from Thomas Hill Esq' Secretary to the Lords Com- 
missioners for Trade and Plantations dated July 14. 1743, with Abstracts 
of several Papers relating to M' William Sterling Military Officer in the 
Service of the Government of South Carolina, his being detained and 
imprison'd in the Province of Georgia ; Which Abstracts their Lordships 
had ordered to be laid before the Trustees for their Directions therein. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to William Stephens Esq' President of the 
Province with Directions that he and the Assistants do make an Liquiry 
into the Case of the said William Sterling ; That if he is confin'd by 
Virtue of any Process issuing out of Any of the Courts of Justice in the 
Province for any Cause cognizable in those Courts, The particular Court, 
where such Cause ought to be hired, do proceed forthwith to hear and 
determine the same. And if he is kept in confinement in the said Prov- 
ince by force, that they do take care that the proper Magistrates do 
grant him an Habeas Corpus, and proceed thereupon according to Law. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write a Letter to Thomas Hill Esq', and desire 
him to acquaint the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations with 
the Orders given by the Trustees relating to William Sterling ; And re- 
turn at the same time the Abstracts laid before them by their Lordships 
Orders. 

Bead a Petition of Michael Wilson Freeholder of Frederica in Geor- 
gia, Setting forth, That being invited by his Friends to come over to 
England with his Wife, he had dispos'd of his Town Lot together with 
his One Acre Farm Lot to Upheame Campbell and her Heirs for ever for 
a certain Sum of Money ; And praying the Trustees to confirm the same. 



4241 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Besolved 

That the said Petition be refer'd to the Conrnderation of the Crommon 
Council. 

Bead an Assignment of a Town Lot in Frederica to Gapt George 
Dunbar of Gen* Oglethorpe's Regiment by John Provost of New York 
in America Merchant Heir of D^vid Provost, Who had purchased said 
Lot of Elisha Dobree for the term of his Natural Life. 
Resolved 

That the same be recommended to the Consideration of the Common 
Council. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Tuesday September 6^ 1748 

Present 
M' Smith President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Percival 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Digby 
M' Vernon 

Read a Petition of Joseph Watson, Setting forth that he had settled 
and improved one hundred Acres of Land at Yamacraw Bluff, called 
Watson's Store ; Five hundred Acres of Land adjoining to the Lidian 
Lands call'd Grantham Town with the perpetual Bailiffship, And abutted 
on the North by the Trust Lot adjoining to M" Musgraves five hundred 
Acres, on the East by the River Savanah, on the South and West by 
Lands not granted to any Body at the time the said Watson left the 
Colony ; And That he had also settled and improved one half of the Trust 
Lot adjoining ; And therefore the said Watson Prays to have his Title to 
the said Lands oonfirm'd in Fee Simple. 

Joseph Watson being call'd in to explain his several Claims to the said 
Lands, represented that the Five hundred Acres had been surveyed and 
Registered for him in Georgia ; That the half of the Trust Lot was two 
hundred and fifty Acres Which he desir'd to hold on a Lease as Church 
Lands are held for twenty One Years, renewable at the end thereof for 
the same Term, in consideration of the then Payment of One Years Rent, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 425 

Which the Premises shall be then let for, or valued at, according to the 
improyements made in that Term, in lieu of a Quit Rent ; And that the 
One hundred Acres at Yamacraw Bluff were Part of the Lauds reserved 
to the Lidians and given to him by them. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council of the Trustees to 
grant the said five hundred Acres of Land above Describ'd, as Surveyed 
and Registered in Georgia to the said Joseph Watson in Fee Simple, Pro- 
vided it shall appear to the satisfEUStion of the Trustees, that no Other 
Person has a legal Right thereto. 
Resolved 

That it be also recommended to the Common Council to grant a Lease 
to the said Joseph Watson of the aforesaid two hundred and fifty Acres 
of Land, Adjoining to the said five hundred Acres, for the Abovemen- 
tion'd Term and Consideration as he proposes to hold the same. 

Read a Memorial from M" John Thomas Engineer, emplo/d as a Sub 
Engineer in Georgia ou the Works under the late Capf" John Thomas 
Engineer ; Setting forth, That on his Arrival in England from Georgia 
in the Year 1740 ; He was employed to draw for the Trust Some Plans, 
And the Plans and Profils of the several different Fortifications Designed 
by the late Captain John Thomas for the Defence of Georgia, With the 
Surveys of those Islands for Which they were intended to be in one com- 
pleat Plan ; But that the Memorialist being appointed One of the En- 
gineers to attend the Expedition to the West Indies, he recommended 
M' Lexry to compleat the said Plan, Who agreed to do it for the sum of 
twelve Guineas, but dying abroad the same remained XJnfinish'd till the 
Memorialist's Return from the West Indies, Who having now compleated 
the same, offers this Work for the Acceptance of the Trust as a Mark of 
his Zealand Integrity for his Majesty's Service, and his Good Wishes for 
the Prosperity of Georgia. And M' Thomas being called in presented the 
said Plan. 
Resolved 

That it be refer^d to the Committee of Accounts to consider what may 
be a proper Allowance to be made to M' Thomas for his trouble in com- 
pleating the said Plan, and to propose the same to the Common Council 

Read a Letter from the Rev* M' Bubjenler in favour of the Rev* M' 

Drieden going to Frederica in Georgia in order to instruct the Germans 
(flc) 

there, Desiring the Trustees Assbtance towards enabling him to purchase 



426 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

a Clei^man's Habit and some Books and Other Necessaries for Us De- 
parture. 
Resolved 

That the same be refer'd to the Committee of Accounts to consider 
What sum may be necessary and propose the same to the Common 
Council. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Friday September 9**^ 1743 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Digby 
M' Henry Archer 
M' Percival 
M' Smith. 

Read a Petition of Joseph Watson Desiring to have the Indian Trade 
at Yamacraw granted him for three Years and four Months being the 
Time he was debarred following it ; And that the Magistrates of Sayanah 
may have Directions not to oppose his rebuilding his Storehouse and fenc- 
ing in his Lands at Yamacraw Bluff, And that as there is an Account 
open between him and the Store for Goods Deliver'd to the Storekeeper, 
he may have a Copy of such Account in order to transmit it to the 
Trustees. 

The said M' Joseph Watson, being called in, was Acquainted, that 
M' William Stephens was a Commissioner for Licensing Persons to trade 
with the Indians from Year to Year ; And that the Trustees would rec- 
ommend him to M' Stephens for a License to trade with the Indians at 
Yamacraw ; And that in case Any Objections should be made thereto by 
M' Stephens, he should send over such Objections to the Trustees for 
their Consideration 
Besolved 

That M' Joseph Watson be recommended to M^ Stephens for a License 
to trade with the Indians, and that M' Stephens do take care that a Copy 
of his Account with the Trust Store be deliver'd to him. And that An- 
other Copy thereof be sent to the Trustees 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 427 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Friday September 23* 1743. 

Present 
M' Eyre President 
M' Vernon 
M' Percival 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 

Bead a Memorial from the Trustee to the Lords Commissioners of his 
Majesty's Treasury, Setting forth their Application of the tenth of June 
last for issuing the Sum of twelve thousand Pounds granted to his Maj- 
esty in the last Session of Parliament for the further Settling and improv- 
ing the Colony of Georgia; And that in pursuance thereof a Warrant 
was prepared and sign'd by the Lords Justices the twenty second of the 
said Month ; But that for want of a Letter for the said Issue, the Trus- 
tees could not receive the said Sum : And therefore Praying their Lord- 
ships to such Letter to the Auditor of his Majesty's Exchequer, to enable 

(tic) 

the Trustees to receive the said sum of twelve thousand Pounds. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Memorial 

Which was Aflix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary be immediately sent for to London to countersign, 
present, and solicit the same. 

Bead a Memorial from M' Andrew Duche dated the ninth Instant, Set- 
ting forth, that in the Year 1735 he begun to make a Settlement at New 
Windsor in South Carolina, and carried the same on till July 1736 When 
M" Boger Lacy Agent from Georgia to the Cherokee Indians arrived at 
New Windsor in his way to the said Indians; Who, having been in- 
formed of the Trade and Manufactury proposed to be carried on by the 
said Duche, the said Lacey came to him, and persuaded him to go to Sa- 
vanah to M' Oglethorpe, Who would give him all reasonable Encourage- 
ment ; And to remove all Duche's Objections^ he assured him. That the 
Trustees had promised him the said Lacey before he left England, That 
the Tenures of the Lands should be altered to Fee Simple ; And that the 
Use of Negroes should be allowed to the Inhabitants : Which inducing 



428 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the Memorialist to go to Savanab, and wait on M^ Oglethorpe, He 
promised him all the AsBiBtanoe in his power, with money to enable him 
to carry on hui Manufactory ; and Land in whatever Part of Georgia he 
thought proper, And agreed immediately to furnish him with Bilk, and 
Cash for two hundred Pounds ; Which on Duche's representation, that 
he could not do with less than two hundred and thirty Pounds ; M' Ogle- 
thorpe Order'd M' Causton to let him have two hundred and thirty Pounds 
and a Lot in Savanah, and order'd Duche to set about his Building, and 
Manufactury with the utmost Expedition ; But the Memorialist sets forth, 
that the said Sum was paid in Provisions, or Goods, and only four Pounds 
of it in Cash ; And that, notwithstanding this, he compleated his Pot 
works in the Year 1738. That in July 1741 he applied to General Ogle- 
thorpe to be assisted with Cash to come to England, Who wrote to 
M' w illiam Stephens and M' Thomas Jones to advance him fifty Pounds, 
Which they refus'd ; But that he still declared his resolution to go to 
England, Whenever he was able to defray the Expence ; And that soon 
after a Sloop for Bermudas ofiTering, Duche pack'd up several Casks of 
his Eartbem Ware, and put them on board, and followed himself; No 
Person offering to stop, hinder, or molest him ; And the said Sloop fall- 
ing down to Cockspur Island, a few hours after She came to an Anchor 
there, A Boatfull of armed Men boarded her, commanded by the Keeper 
of the Loghouse at Savanah, Who immediately laid hold on Duche as his 
Prisoner, by Virtue of a Warrant from M' Henry Parker, and M*^ Charles 
Watson (a Copy whereof was annex'd to the said Memorial) And he iiir- 
ther sets forth, that he was carried to Savanah to M' Stephens's House, 
Who acquainted him, that he had receiv'd information of his Intention 
to desert the Colony ; And that the Magistrates, Who were then present, 
told him, he must find Bail in four hundred Pounds, which he stood in- 
debted to the Trustees, And that otherwise they must commit him to 
Prison, there to lye, till the Trustees pleasure should be known ; And 
Duche then represents his Answers, and the further Proceedings until! 
his own Bond for the said sum of four hundred Pounds was taken ; And 
that in February last, he being permitted to go to Frederica, General 
Oglethorpe allowed him a Passage in a Sloop of his going to Virginia ; 
And that he arrived in London the 26*^ of last May, And till now has 
had no Opportunity of presenting the said Memorial. 

To this the following Queries were Annex'd. 
1"* Whether Persons in G^rgia that have receiv'd of the Publick Money 
from the Trustees, or from their Officers there, for enabling them to go 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 429 

OD in clearing and caltivating the Lands assign'd them, or for carrying 
on Manufacturies in the Colony, are to be distressed and imprisoned for 
the Money so receiv'd and Applied ? 

2^ If, after the aforesaid Persons have with much time and labour, to- 
gether with the said Money spent in cultivating their Lands, or in set- 
ting up Manufacturies, and Buildings' thereto; And after repeated 
Trials, find no Profit thereby, but instead thereof an Apparent Loss ; and 
shall thereupon determine to leave the Colony, notwithstanding they are 
forced to leave all their Lands and Building behind them, they being re- 
strained by the Tenures from selling the same ; Whether in that Case the 
Magistrates or Other OflScers appointed by the Trustees are to arrest and 
prevent their going out of the Colony ? 

3^^ Can the Trustees arrest or cause to be arrested and imprisoned any 
Person or Persons for the Publick Money they have receiv'd of them, or 
of their Officers or Agents ; And at the same time refuse to accept of, or 
allow them to sell their Lands, and Improvements, the only Means they 
may have to repay them ? 

4'^'' Suppose Persons were allowed to sell their Lands and Improve- 
ments, and should not be able to find Purchasers, that would give them 
one fourth of the publick Money, which they may have expended there- 
on, or could even get no One to buy them at any Price, therefore obliged 
to quit their Lands and Improvements to the Trustees ; Could the Trus- 
tees in that Case arrest and oblige such Persons to give Security for the 
payment of the Money, they had expended on the aforesaid Lands? 

Which Queries the said Duche desired to be laid before the Trustees, 
in hopes that they will favour him with an Answer to Each of them in 
writing. 

Whereupon the Trustees ordered the said Andrew Duche to be called 
in. But he not Attending. 
Resolved 

That a Copy of the said Memorial be sent to the President and Assist- 
ants in Georgia to examine into and send their Answer to the Trustees ; 
And that the Secretary do acquaint M' Duche therewith. And that a 
strict Inquiry will be made into the Conduct of the Magistrates in Geor- 
gia, and the several Matters complain'd of by him ; And likewise into 
the Accounts between him and the Trustees, in order to do justice in the 
best manner they are able ; And that he will receive a further Answer, 
as soon as it has been duly considered. 

M' Vernon acquainted the Trustees, That as he was going out of Town, 



430 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

he would give the Padlock key of the Chest in his Custody to M' Eyre ; 
Which he accordingly did, the other Padlock key thereof remaining in 
M' L'apostre's Custody. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen^s Square Westminster 
Monday October 10*»* 1743 
Present 
M' Tracy President 
Oeneral Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees that he had attended the Lords 
Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury with the Memorial ordered at the 
last Board, And That, in pursuance thereof, their Lordships had order'd 
a Letter to be sent to the Auditor of the Exchequer for issuing the sum 
of twelve thousand Pounds granted in the last Session of Parliament out 
of the Supplies for the Year 1743 to be Applied for the further settling 
and improving the Colony of Georgia. 

M' L'apostre acquainted the Trustees that he had attended at the Ex- 
chequer for the receipt of the said Sum of twelve thousand Pounds, 
Which was receiv'd pursuant to the Trustees Letter of Attorney o' Satur- 
day the 8^ Listant, and the same day paid into the Bank of England, 
and plac'd to the Account of the Trustees. Vizt 

£ 

Net Money arising from the said Issue .... 11692. 2. 6 

Fees at the Treasury remitted 7. 3. 6. 

D* at the Pells 45. 7. 0. 

D* at the Auditor of the Receipt 75. 7. 0. 

D» at the Teller's Office 180. 0. 0. 

£12000 0. 

Receiv'd a Receipt from the Bank for the said Sum of twelve thou- 
sand Pounds. 
Order'd 

That the said Receipt be filed, and put into the Lron Chest 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 431 

M' L'apostre likewise acquainted the Board, that he has undertaken to 
the Teller of the Exchequer to obtain a Letter for remitting the six- 
pence in the pound for the Civil List on the said Bum of twelve thousand 
Pounds, or to answer the same. 
BesolVd 

That a Memorial be presented to the Lords Commissioners of his 
Majesty's Treasury for their Directions as usual to the Officers of the 
Exchequer to remit the Six pence in the Pound for the Civil Lbt on the 
said Sum of twelve thousand Pounds. 

The said Memorial being prepared and Approved of. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affixed thereto. 

Which being Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do present and soUicit the same on the next 
Treasury Board Day. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Wednesday October 12«» 1743 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Eyre 
M' Tracy 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Smith. 

Read a Petition of William Stephens Esq' setting forth that the Re- 
version of his Grant of Lands in Georgia bearing Date Aprill 27** 1737 
stands limited to his third Son Thomas Stephens and the Heirs Male of 
his Body with several Remainders over in case of failure of Issue Male 
of the said Thomas ; And Whereas the Petitioner at the time of the said 
Grant being made, was desirous that the Reversion of the Premises 
might stand limited to his said Son Thomas, from his willingness to go 
with the Petitioner, and settle in the said Colony, and from his having 



482 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

also executed a Counterpart of the said Indenture, thereby binding him- 
self to the performance of the several Covenants, and Conditions therein 
particularly Specified ; But the said Thomas Stephens being regardless 
both of his Duty, and Engagements, has obstinately forsaken the Peti- 
tioner and the Colony, And thereby has put it out of his power to per- 
form any of the Conditions or Covenants in the said Gh-ant, on his Part 
to be performed. 

Therefore the Petitioner humbly hopes that the Trustees will accept of 
the surrender of the said Grant and Lands therein comprised ; And will 
regrant the same to him for his Life with the Beversion and Inheritance 
thereof to his Son Newdigate Stephens and the Heirs of his Body ; In 
Defieiult of such Issue Bemainder to the Heirs of Benedict Ball by Eliza- 
beth his Wife (Daughter of the Petitioner) And the Heirs of their 
Bodies respectively ; And in Default thereof Bemainder to the right 
Heirs of the Petitioner for ever. 

BeceiVd and Bead M' William Stephens's Surrender of his former 
Grant bearing Date Aprill 27*** 1737. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to regrant the said 
Lands to M' William Stephens in the mannner desired by the Petition. 

M' Eyre delivered the key of the Chest to M' Vernon 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 438 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday December 5*^ 1743 

Present 
D' Eblea President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
8' John PhUipps 
S' John Barrington 
M' Digby 
M' Tuffnel 
M^ Smith 
M' Laroche 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Burton 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Holland. 

The Accountant acquainted the Board that Francis Fane Esq' Council 
to the Lord Commissioners for Trade and Plantations had inform'd him, 
that he had consider'd the Three Acts prepared by the Trustees Intitled 
as follows. Vizt. 

An Act to repeal so much of an Act made in the Eighth Year of his 
present Majesty, Intitled An Act to prevent the Importation and Use of 
Rum and Brandies in the Province of Georgia as Prohibits the Importa- 
tion of Rum into the said Province from the other British Colonies 

An Act for the better Regulation of Publick Houses and Retailers of 
Rum in the Province of Georgia and for suppressing the odious and 
loathsome Sin of Drunkenness. 

And An Act for Establishing the Tenures of Lands in the Province 
of Georgia and reducing the Quit Rents. 

Which Acts were refer'd by the Lords for Trade to him for his Opinion 
thereon. And that he had no Objection to the two first mentioned Acts ; 
But he had an Objection to the last from its having two different Ten- 
ures of Lands in the same Province ; And he was therefore of Opinion, 
that it would be proper to withdraw the last mentioned Act, And pre- 
pare a New One of one Tenure and with the most effectual Expedients 
for promoting Cultivation, and preventing Monopolies. 

[28o.r.,T,l.] 



484 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolyed 

That the Account do wait on M' Fane to receive the said Act in 
order to its being further consider'd by the Trustees. 

Captain Joseph' Campbell of the Carolina Galley attended and ac- 
quainted the Board (upon Examination) that he had receiv'd a Box from 
M*^ William Hopton at Charles Town South Carolina consign'd to the 
Trust, for Which he sign'd a Bill of Lading August 19* 1743. (which 
Bill of Lading had been transmitted to the Trustees by M' Hopton) And 
that he sail'd from thence August 25*^ 1743 And that about three Days 
after he sail'd he discovered that he had left the said Box behind him in 
M' Hume's Warehouse. That Capt. Breading of the Britannia 

(8ic) 

has lately told him on the Exchange, that he receiv'd the said Box at M' 
Humes's Warehouse in order to bring it over to the Trust, and that his 
Ship (the Britannia) in which was the Box, was taken by the Spaniards. 
That the said Box was two foot long, one foot broad and half a foot 
Deep. 

The said Capt Campbell offering to bring Capt Breading to the 
Trustees to give his Account of the Box. 
Resolved 

That Saturday next being the 10* Instant at twelve o'CIock there be a 
Meeting of the Trustees for the Examination of the said Captain Camp- 
bell and Captain Breading. 

D' Thomas Hawkins attending with several Papers. 
Order'd 

That the said Thomas Hawkins do make an Liventory of such Papers 
as he has ready to lay before the Trust, and Copies of such Letters as he 
has sent at different times to the Trustees, and lay the said Inventory 
and Copies before the Board. 

Adjourn'd. 



-; COLONIAL RECORDS. 435 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday December lO"' 1743 

Present 
M' Smith President 
S' John Philipps 
S^ John Barrington 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 
M' Chandler 
M^ Laroche 
M' Tuffnel 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Calthrope 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Holland 
M' Tho- Tower. 

M' Thomas Hawkins attended and Delivered in a Paper Intitled. A 

(sic) 

State of Frederica in Georgia the 25^ of June 1743. But saying, that it 
was not compleat, The same was return'd to him to be made perfect, and 
laid before the Trustees again. 

Whereas Capt. Joseph Campbell and Capt. Andrew Breading have 
neglected their Attendance at the Board this day in order to be examined 
in relation to the Box of Letters and Papers, consigned to the Trust by 
M^ William Hopton of Charles Town South Carolina, for Which Capt. 
Joseph Campbell sign'd a Bill of Lading August 19"* 1743. and says that 
three Days after his sailing from Charles Town (Which was August 25^ 
1748) he discovered that he had left the said Box behind him, thro' for- 

getfullness, in M'' Hume's Warehouse And that Capt. Andrew Breading 

(sic) 

of the Britannia has lately inform'd him the said Campbell, that he re- 
ceived the aforesaid Box at M' Hume's Warehouse in order to bring it to 
England. And that his Ship in which was the said Box was taken by 
the Spaniards ; And the said Capt. Campbell having offered at the last 
Board to bring Capt. Breading on this day to the Trustees to give an Ac- 
count of the said Box being received by him ; Which he has not done, 
nor sent any Season for not doing. 

The Trustees therefore Apprehending that the said Box of Letters and 



436 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Papers may contain some Plans and Descriptions of the Colony, Which 
may be made use of by the Spaniards to the great Danger of the CoIodj 
and the Prejudice of the Publick. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do draw up a State of the said Case and lay it be- 
fore the Attorney Greneral for his Opinion in what manner the Trustees 
may proceed in. order to oblige the said Captains to give a true Accoant 
of their Proceedings in relation to the said Box. 
Order'd 

That a State be drawn up of the Evidence in relation to Alexander 
Paris of Charles Town South Carolina, (son to the late Treasurer of the 
said Province) his Pilotting the Spaniards into the Harbours of Georgia 
at the late Invasion, and his Reception afterwards at Charles Town ; And 
that the said Case be laid before the Attorney General for his Opinion, 
Whether the said Alexander Paris may not be obliged to come over to 
England, and in what manner, to answer to the said Evidence. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday December 19^ 1743 

Present 
M^ Chandler President. 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre 
M' Laroche 
M' HoUand 
M' Smith 
M' L'apostre 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
S' John Barrington 
M^ Percival 
M' Tuftnel 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that pursuant to M' Fane's 
Advic^he had waited on Col. Bladen in relation to the Trustees with- 
drawing the Act for Establishing the Tenures of Lands in Georgia and 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 437 

redaciDg the Quit Rents thereof in order to prepare a new Act to be laid 
before the King in Council ; And That Col Bladen was of Opinion, That 
as the said Act was by the King in Council refer'd to the Lords of the 
Committee of Council, and by them to the Lords for Trade ; The New 
One would be proper to be laid before the King in Council at the same 
time that the Other should be requested to be withdrawn. 
Resolved 

That it be refer'd to M' Chandler M' Eyre M' Henry Archer M"^ 
Thomas Tower S' John Philipps W Holland M' Bathurst M' Hume 
Campbell, and M"^ Wright to prepare a new Act for Establishing the 
Tenures of Lands in Georgia and for reducing the Quit Rents thereof. 

Capt. Joseph Campbell and Capt Andrew Breading attending They 
were call'd in and examined in relation to a Box of Letters and Papers 
coDsign'd to the Trustees by William Stephens Esq' And for Which Capt 
Campbell says that he sign'd a Bill of Lading to M" Hopton of Charles 
Town South Carolina, but alledges that he left the said Box thro' forget- 
fullness in M' Hume's Store. 

Capt. Andrew Breading says, That he receiv'd the aforesaid Box from 
M' Hopton at Charles Town after Captain Campbell's sailing from thence. 
That he sign'd three Bills of Lading for the same, One of Which Bills 
he believes to have been on board the Florimel taken by the Spaniards, 
and another on board Capt. Butler, the name of whose Ship he do's not 
remember. Capt. Breading further says That he was taken October 19^ 
1743 by the Spaniards in the Latitude of 49 40 nine Leagues from Scilly. 
That When he receiv'd the Box from M' Hopton, he ask'd What he 
should do in case of his being taken by the Spaniards, and whether he 
should throw the Box overboard. On Which M' Hopton said that he had 
no Instructions about it, and gave him no Orders. That the Box was a 
light one and was about two feet long and one foot broad That his Ship 
when taken was carried into Audieme in France. And the said Captain 
offers to go over to Audierne and use his utmost Endeavours to find the 
aforesaid Box and bring it over to the Trustees. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council as the Opinion of the 
Trustees that the said Capt. Breading should be engag'd to go over im- 
mediately to Audierne, and use his Endeavours to recover the said Box 
as it may contain some Plans and Descriptions of the Country, the Dis- 
covery of Which by the Spaniards may be dangerous to the Colony and 
prejudicial to the Publick. 



488 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Read a Letter from M^ Thomas Eyre settisg forth That having been 
emplo3r'd by the TruBtees as their Agent among the Cherokee Indians, his 
Duty leads him to return thanks for the Credit which was allow'd him 
upon that Occasion ; And as that Service gave him an Opportunity of 
seeing a great Deal of the Country, he begs leave to present to the Trus- 
tees a Journal which he kept, and a Map of the Colony of Oeorgia Drawn 
from his own Observations, and the report of the Natives, And likewise 
a Plan of the Town of Frederica Done from an actual Survey during his 
residence there; And if the Trustees think him capable of giving any 
Satisfaction in relation to the Colony, he will be ready to attend when- 
ever they please. 

M' Eyre being call'd in received the thanks of the Trustees for the same, 
and was told that the Trustees will appoint a Day when they will desire 
his Attendance. 

M' Thomas Jones attended and delivered in a List of the People at Sa- 
vanah June 1*^ 1743 made out by him since his coming to England, and 
of the Number of People in the Northern Part of the Province. 

M' Thomas Hawkins attended and deliver'd in a State of the Town of 
Frederica, and a Claim of several sums of Money due from the Trust to 
him. 
Resolved 

That M' Hawkins's Claim be refer'd to the Committee of Accounts. 
Resolved 

That a Committee be appointed to consider the State of the Colony; 
And That all the Gentlemen of the Common Council be the said Com- 
mittee ; Any three to be a Quorum. 
Resolved 

That M' Eyre's Letter Journal and Map, M' Thomas Jones List of the 
People of Savanah and Account of the People in the Northern Part, and 
M' Hawkins's State of Frederica be refer'd to the said Committee 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 439 



Queen's Square Westminster. 

Monday Janaary 16. 174f 

Present 
S^ John Barrington President. 
Earl of Egmont 
Gen^ Oglethorpe 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M^ Laroche 
M' Digby 
M' Percival 
M' Tuffhel 
M' Smith. 

Capt. Andrew Breading attended and delivered the Box of Letters and 
Papers Mark'd C G. Which he was sent over to Audierne to recover out 
of his Ship the Britannia taken by the Spaniards, And he gave an Ac- 
count of his Proceedings in recovering the same. 
Resolved 

That Capt. Breading be desired to deliver in a Narrative of the Meas- 
ures which he took to get the said Box, And his Proceedings from the 
time of his setting out till his bringing it home, And to sign the said 
Narrative 
Resolved 

That M' Laroche be desired to write to Captain Gribble of the Dol- 
phin Brigantine at Bideford and desire him to send an Account of his 
bringing over Capt Andrew Breading from Morlaix, and the manner of 
his receiving the aforesaid Box from him 

The Box was then open'd in Which were contained 
A Copy of a Letter from M' W" Stephens to M' Verelst dated June 

20*^ 1743 
A Copy of a Letter from W" Stephens to M' Verelst dated July 18*^ 

1743 
A Copy of a Schedule of Papers sent to the Trustees July IS*** 1743 
The Journal Continued from June 19"* 1743 Inclusive to August 9'^ 

1743 Exclusive in four Sheets. 
An Account of Sola Bills Issued and Paid in June 1743. 






440 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

An Account of Sola Bills Issued and Paid in July 1743. 

An Account of the Proceedings of the President and Assistants from 31*^ 

May to 27^^ July 1743. 
An Account of Lots bought and Sold August 8^ 1743. 
A Letter from W" Stephens to the Trustees August 10"^ 1743 
A Letter from W Stephens to Getf Oglethorpe dated August 9**^ 1743 

with Copies of Sundry Depositions 
A Letter from W Stephens to M' Verelst August 10^ with Copies of 

the aforesaid Depositions. 
A Plan of M' Aver/s Survey of the Towns of Vemonburgh and Acton. 
Besolved 

That the said Papers and Letters be refer'd to the Committees of Cor- 
respondence and Accounts. 

There was likewise in the said Box about twenty Pounds weight of 
Baw Silk. 

M' John Joachim Zubli presented a Paper sign'd by Seyeral of the In- 
habitants of Vernonburgh and the Villages Adjacent, Address'd to the 
Trustees Dated Savanah February 6^ 174f Desiring a Minister of Cal- 
yinistical Principles to be sent to them ; And recommending the said 
Eev* John Joachim Zubli of S' Gall in Switzerland (Ron of David 
Zubli of Purisburgh in South Carolina) for the said Purpose. 

The Earl of Egmont laid before the Trustees a Letter from M' Her- 
cules de Beaufain Dated Charles Town October 10*^ 1743 to his Lord- 
ship, giving an Account of a Silver Mine Discover'd in the Nation of 
Cherokee Indians; And of the Proceedings of the Governor and Assem- 
bly of South Carolina relating thereto ; And of Persons Applying by 
Petition to the King for a Grant of the Lands where the Mine is, and 
their having purchas'd the said Lands of the Indians ; And that the said 
Mine is Southward of several Branches of the Biver Savanah. 

His Lordship likewise laid before the Board an Abstract of a Letter 
from M' Bobert Williams relating to the said Mine. 

Greneral Oglethorpe laid before the Trustees the Copy of a Petition 
fh>m the Assembly of South Carolina to the King, transmitted to M^ 
Oglethorpe from the Committee of Correspondence of the said Assembly, 
relatiug to the said Mine ; And setting forth That the Agriculture of 
the said Province, and the Plantations must suffer greatly by the Inhab- 
itants resorting to the said Mine. 

General Oglethorpe likewise laid before the Trustees a Deposition of 
William Wright Silver Smith Sworn before Daniel Crawford Esq' of 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 441 

South Carolina That the first Piece of Oar that produced Silver was 
shewn to him by M' Kelly, And says he has enter'd into Articles with 
the said Kelly Who b One of the Company for working the said Mine. 

The Clause of the Charter Wherein Uie King grants to the Trustees 
all Mines in the Colony of Georgia as well Eoyal as Others was then 
Bead. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do enter at the proper Offices in the Name of the 
Trustees a Caveat against any Grant being made of the said Mine to 
any particular Persons before the Trustees are heard thereupon. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday January 23. 174| 

Present 
General Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Laroche 
M' Tuffnel 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
' M' Calthrope 
M' Holland 
M' Smith 

M' Vernon acquainted the Trustees that he had desired the Rev*^ D' 
Wilson to preach the Anniversary Sermon before them, Who declined it, 
but said he would speak to the Hev"* Arch Deacon Hayter to do it. 

Bead an Extract of a Letter from Captain William Woodrofe of 
Charles Town South Carolina to Capt. Alexander Heron, Acquainting 
him of the Silver Mine lately Discovered and that the said Mine is with- 
in the Province of Georgia. 

Captain Andrew Breading attended and deliver'd in a Narrative 
dated this twenty third Day of January 174f signed by himself, giving 
an Account of his Proceedings in recovering a Box of Papers relating to 
the Colony of Georgia Which had fallen into the Enemies hands ; and 
Deliver'd in a Beceipt of the Captain of the Vessel Who carried him 



442 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

from the Isle of Wight to Morlaix for ten Pounds ten Shilling for his 
Passage. Dated Morlaix Dec' 28^ 1743. 

Sign'd Harlet Hobkins. 
Besolved 

That the said Narrative and Receipt be refer'd to the Committee of 
Accounts Who are to meet on Monday next January 30***. And that 
the said Committee do consider and report to the Common Council What 
Reward may be proper to give the said Captain for his Trouble. 

M' George Whitefield Attended and delivered in an Account of the 
Money received by him and M' Habersham for the building of the 
Church, and the Disbursements made by them on that Account. 
Resolved 

That the same be refer'd to the Committee of Accounts. 

The Rev"^ M' Zoubli attended and being ask'd What he demanded of 
the Trustees for going to reside as Minister at Vernonburgh and Acton 
in the Province of Georgia, he proposed fifty Pounds ^ Annum ; And 
his Expences of going thither and of coming from Switzerland. And 
then he withdrew. 
Resolved. 

That M'' Zoubli be acquainted that the Trustees cannot Agree to his 
Proposals 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday January 30*** 174| 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M'Eyre 

8' William Heathcote 
M^ Burton 
M' Digby 

General Oglethorpe 
B' John Philipps 
S^ John Barrington 
M' Holland 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M^ Percival 
M' Smith 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 443 

Read a Letter from the Rev'' M' Smith that D' Wilson has engag' 
the Rev* M' Bruce Preacher at Somerset House to preach the Anni- 
versary Sermon before the Trustees. 
Resolved 

That the Rector of S* Margaret's Church at Westminster be desired 
to permit the Anniversary Sermon to be preached at the said Church, 
And that Notice thereof be sent to the Rector of 8' Bride's. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary and Accountant do prepare the Necessary Letter 
to M' Stephens. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do examine and take down in Writing the Re- 
ports of the Several Persons lately arriv'd from the Colony of Georgia in 
relation to the State of it, and lay the Examinations before the Trustees. 

The Secretary acquainted the Board That pursuant to their Order he 
had enter'd in Each of the Secretary's of State's Offices a Caveat against 
the passing of a Grant to any particular Persons of the Silver Mines said 
to be discover'd in South Carolina, in the following Words Viz* 

The Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America 
understanding that an Application has been, or is design'd to be made 
by Certain Persons in a Petition to his Majesty for a Grant of a Silver 
Mine said to be discover'd in South Carolina; And the said Trustees 
having great reason to believe (if there is such a Mine) that it is within 
the Province of Georgia, They having receiv'd Liformation that it is in 
the midst of the Nation of Cherokee Lidians, and is Southward of one 
or more Branches of the River Savanah ; And his Majesty having been 
graciously pleas'd by his Royal Charter to the Trustees for Establishing 
the Colony of Georgia bearing Date June 9^ 1732 to grant to them the 
Territories lying and being from the most Northern Stream of the River 
Savanah unto the most Southern Stream of the River Alatamaha, And 
likewise to grant to them all Mines, as weU Royal Mines of Gold and 
Silver as Others within the said Territories. 

The Trustees do therefore desire that no Grant of any Such Mine be 
pass'd without previous Notice being given to the Trustees that they may 
be heard thereupon in proper time. 

Benj. Mabtyn, Sec**^ to the Trustees. 
Georgia Office Jan'^ 19* 174J 

The Secretary likewise acquainted the Board that he paid a Fee of 
ten Shillings at Each of the said Offices for entering the above Caveat, 



444 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

And that lie likewise left in the hands of Thomas Hill Eeq' Secretary to 
the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations, one of the said 
Caveats but without paying any Fees for the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday February 4** 174f 

Present 
M' Eyre President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
S' John Philipps 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tuffhel 
Gen* Oglethorpe. 

Bead a Letter to M' Stephens drawn up by the Secretary. 

Bead Extracts of several Minutes in the Book of the Proceedings of 
the President and Assistants relating to John Pye their Clerk's Publish- 
ing the Debates and Other the Transactions of that Board, and his not 
attending his 0£Sce, and his Deserting the Colony upon Advice of the 
Spaniards Attacking Frederica ; And that the President and Assistants 
by their Minute of July 20**" 1742 had dismiss'd the said John Pye from 
the Office of Clerk and by their Minute of Aprill 26*** 1743 had ap- 
pointed Nicholas Bigbye Clerk to the President and Assistants in the 
room of John Pye 
Besolved 

That the said Minutes be recommended to the Consideration of the 
Common Council. 
Order'd 

That M' Thomas Hawkins be summon'd to attend the Trustees on Sat- 
urday February 11** at eleven o'Clock. 
B^olved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council 
the Appointing of one or more additional Assistants. 

The Secretary laid before the Board a Certificate of the Services of 
Capt. Andrew Breading in recovering the Box of Letters and Papers 
out of the Ship Britannia taken by the Spaniards ; and recommending 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 445 

him to the Lords Comm" for Executing the Office of Lord high Admiral 

of Great Britain for an Employment in his Majesty's Navy. 

Ordered 

That the same be transcribed fair in order to have the GorporatioD Seal 
Affix'd to it at the next Meeting of the Trustees. 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster. 

Saturday February 11*^ 174f 

Present 
M' Tuflhel President. 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
M' Percival 
M' Holland 
M' Smith 
Gen* Oglethorpe. 
M' Digby 
M' Cornewall 
M' Chandler 
Earl of Egmont. 

Bead a Testimonial of Captain Andrew Breading's Conduct in recov- 
ering a Box of Letters and Papers out of the Ship Britannia taken by 
the Spaniards and carried into^a French Port, and Recommending the 
said Capt. Breading to the Lords Commissioners for Executing the Office 
of Lord high Admiral of Great Britain for an Employment in his 
Majesty's Navy. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd thereto. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Received a Paper under the hand and Seal of Henry Archer Esq' 
Dated January 28^ 1743 containing his Resignation of the Office of 
Common Council Man of the Trust 

Lieutenant Col Alexander Heron of Gen^ Oglethorpe's Regiment At- 
tending the Board, and- being Examin'd in relation to the State of the 



446 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Island of S^ Simons and the Southward Part of the Province of Georgia 
says. That the Land of the said Island has a mixture of sand in it, but 
is fertile enough. That he has been at Virginia, South and North Caro- 
lina, and Other Parts of America, and that he has seen at Frederica on 
& Simon's Island as good Indian Corn Pease Beans Cabbages Turnips 
Carrots Onions and Other Grarden Stuff as at any of the former Places, 
And that the Soil is good for any sort of Grarden Stuff. That Soldiers 
by their Planting have made three times more than their Pay on One or 
twe Acres of Land. That five Acres of his own were cultivated by the 
labour of One Man (a Soldier) two or three days in the Week. That 
Daniel Mackullan and Archibald Wright two of the Soldiers have to- 
gether rais'd about fifty pounds Value a Year on their Plantation by 
joint labour, Poultry and Other things included. That he has often seen 
Capt. Carr's Plantation, and never saw so fine a One in all Virginia 
That William Ruff, Who lives at the said Plantation, produced last Year 
a barrel of tobacco as good as any in Virginia, Which was purchas'd for 
the Regiment. That the Palatines on the German Village on & Simon's 
(being six or Seven Families) have no other Dependance but the Pro- 
duce of their Lands. That They raise sufficient for their Support 
That he has often bought of them Pease, Sallading, Fowls and Other 
Things. That Widows among these Palatines have supported themselves 
and Families on their Plantations, but that he do's not know any except 
them Who support themselves only by Planting. That there are con- 
siderable Numbers of Cattle Hogs and Poultry, and great plenty of Fish 
both Sea and River fish : That he thinks People may maintain them- 
selves very well by Planting if they will be industrious. That there is 
great plenty of Bees on the Island, and he has seen Walker's hives of 
them which are very numerous. That the Water of the Island is very 
good, is about six feet under the surface of the Land and is not at all 
brackish, and that the Town of Frederica is supplied from two Wells. 

That on the Island there is a Ridge of Land about two hundred Yards 
from the Sea cover'd with Live Oak about a Mile in length, and a Pond 
of fresh Water betwixt that and Another Ridge. 

Captain George Dunbar of Gen^ Oglethorpe's Regiment Attending the 
Board being likewise Examin'd Says. That the Land of & Simon's is as 

good as any in North America. That Ragless One of the Palatines 

at the German Village maintains himself and Family only by Planting 
as the Other Palatines do ; That he never saw Any of them emplo/d 
but on their Lands ; That Widows among them have maintain'd them- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 447 

Belvee and Families by their PlantatioDs ; But that except these Pala- 
tiaes he do's not know any Persons Who subsist themselves wholly by 
planting except one Smith a Farmer of D' Hawkins's. That he has seen 
Capt. Carr's Plantation Which is a very thriving one. That all sorts of 
Garden Stuff grow extreamly well, and particularly Asparagus all the 
year round without Dunging the Lands. That the Increase of Indian 
Corn is very great. That he himself occupied one Field on & Simons 
four Years. That on three or four Acres he had fifty three Bushels of 
Indian Corn cleared besides a third more at least spoil'd or lost at the 
time of the Invasion. That Vines thrive extreamly well there, and he 
has himself grafted European Vines on the Wild ones on the Island, 
And that in one Year there have been Shoots of twenty seven feet from 
the Grafting as big as his finger. That Cotton grows on the Island but 
no great Quantity, and he has himself a few Stalks of it. That he has 
white Mulberry trees Which grow very well, but they are not the 
natural product of the Country. That he thinks Silk, Wine Oyl and 
Cotton may be rais'd very well there. That he has seen very good 
European Wheat at the General's Farm. That in his own Garden at 
Frederica he had last year an hundred Bushels of Peaches and Nectar- 
ines. That they have plenty of Beef from Darien at two pence or three 
pence half penny ^ pound. That Mutton is about four pence or five 
pence but there is no great J^umber of Sheep. That the Water for 
Shipping is as good at Frederica as any place, and he would never desire 
better, and that the Ships water there. That no Part of S* Simons Is- 
land is ten feet higher than Another That Pine trees are an hundred 
and thirty or forty feet high That the Live Oak trees are fifteen feet 
before You come to Branches, and are sixty feet in heighth. That the 
Wood on S* Simon's is chiefly Live Oak. That Walker has eighty hives 
of Bees in Frederica, and that there is great plenty both of Sea and 
River Fish, And One Archer in particular maintains himself and Fam- 
ily by fishing. And he further says, That People, if industrious, may 
live very well by planting, and may work at some part of the Day in 
any Part of the Year. 

Capt Patrick Mackay Attending the Board and being Examin'd says 
That a Man may work in the Southward Part of the Colony Eight hours 
of the Day at any time of the Year, And that there is a Breeze of Wind 
from the Sea from the Morning till the Evening in the hottest Days. 

Lieutenant George Cadogan being Examin'd says That he has seen 
many Fields of Com at S^ Simon's Island and as thriving as Any in 



448 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

North America. That he has seen Capt Carr's Plantation Which is 
very thriving, And that he saw twelve hundred Bushels of Com Which 
were rais*d on the said Plantation in the Year of the Livasion That from 
the Dutch Village about two Miles from Frederica the Town is supplied 
with great Quantity of Grarden Stuff. That besides the Palatines there, 
One Shotz lives by Cultivation as Olner and Barber do on another Is- 
land about thirty Miles from S' Simon's. That he has seen many Vines 
on S' Simon's and many People are now raising Vineyards. 

Lieutenant Patrick Sutherland being Examin'd says. That he has 
seen Capt. Carr's Plantation Which is a very thriving One, and that 
Capt Carr two Years ago had fifty Acres cleared. That he has seen 
many Vines and great quantity of Corn on S^ Simon's. 

Ensign Edmund Wansell being Examin'd says to the same purpose as 
Lieutenant Patrick Sutherland 

M" Bozendale being Examin'd says. That he has been six years on & 
Simon's Island, has rais'd a great deal of Lidian Corn as well as Pease, 
Beans, Potatoes Spanish and some English, and great plenty of Oarden 
Stuff of most kinds. That he knows by Experience Any Man Who will 
work may live very well upon the Produce of his Lands. That there is 
Plenty of fresh Beef from Darien at two pence half penny a pound. 
That three four or six Beasts come from thence at a time sometimes 
twice a Week or three times in a fortnight. That there is great plenty 
of Poultry Swine's flesh. Venison and Fish That Vinids thrive there 
very well, and he has eaten good Grapes, black ones in particular. 

Serjeant Hall being Examin'd says. That he had a Plantation on S^ 
Simon's Island, and another on Cumberland. That both Lands are 
capable of producing Corn. That he has himself rais'd Com Pease Po- 
tatoes, and all sorts of Garden Stuff. That he soVd four Acres of Com 
last Year but one, and out of six Winchester quarts of Com which he 
soVd he should have had Seventy Bushels if his fences had not been 
broken down, but he got in forty bushels. That six Grains of Com to 
an hill of six feet of Ground produce above a quart of Com. That the 
Palatines at the Dutch Village live by their Cultivation. That Seven- 
teen Families (of Soldiers) at Newhampton on S^ Simon's would be glad 
of their Discharge from their Regiment in order to live on their Culti- 
vation. That there are great Numbers of Orange trees at Newhampton 
both of the Sevil and China kind. That he has seeu D' Hawkins's Orange 
trees very flourishing And that these grow best in the open Air. 

Archer Wright being Examin'd says. That he has been six Years on 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 449 

S^ SimoD's. That he thinks any Man may live by his planting if there 
is Peace. That if he was dismissed from the Regiment he could support 
himself in Food and Clothing on his Plantation. That he believes the 
Soldiers would be glad to be dismiss'd from their Pay to live by their 
labour on their Plantations, and would live better on Plantations of four 
Acres a Man than at present on their Pay. That he himself planted 
four years together, and left a good Crop of Corn on the ground when 
he came away. That in the third Year he believes he had on five Acres 
One hundred and five Bushels of Com. That the Water was not trouble- 
some to his Lot. That he has seen exceeding good Wheat on the Island* 
The Barley is good and so is the pease. That he has try'd Rice Which 
was very good. That he had great Number of Fruit Trees. That the 
Land mends every year by turning, especially if dress'd with Oyster 
Shells. That he has made an hundred Bushels of Lime out of Oyster 
Shells. That a Man can work there more days in a Year than in Scot- 
land, Anid that Clearing the Ground is Winter's Work. 

James Billinghurst being Examined says That he has been Eight 
Years in Georgia. That he was bred a Grardener. That he has been 
Employed in Farming both at Savanah and Frederica. That on 8* Si- 
mon's English Wheat, Buck Wheat, Barley, Rye and Oats and Every 
thing that grows in England will grow. That they sow Wheat before 
Christmas and reap it in May. That two Pecks and an half of Wheat 
were sow'd in an Acre, And That between five and six Acres produced 
one hundred and fifty Bushels of Wheat at the General's Farm near 
Frederica. That there was afterwards a fine Crop of Barley where the 
Wheat had been before. That two Acres of Barley produced about 
forty Bushels. That two Acres of Buck Wheat in Ground where the 
English Wheat had been produc'd rather more than the Barley. That 
three Acres of Oats produc'd the first Year of Ploughing about ten 
Bushels an Acre. And That three Acres of Rye produc'd the first Year 
about ten Bushels an Acre. That the Vines in the Farm flourish very 
much. That he planted there himself last year five thousand White 
Mulberry Trees, which thrive very well, as do the Orange Trees Which 
he planted two Years ago. That the Frost nips the Orange Trees at 
Savanah but not at Frederica. That the Apples at this Place are very 
good. That Wine has been made at Savanah, That he has seen at Sa- 
vanah and other Parts of the Colony Wheat Barley and Rye. That he 
believes a poor Man may live by planting only. That he may dear two 
Acres in a Year, and take care of six Acres when cleared. 

Adjourn'd. 

[29 c. r., V. 1.] 






450 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Vestry Room of S' Margaret's Westminster. 

Thuraday March IS** 174f 

Present 
S' John Philipps Bar" President 
M' Vernon 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
ly Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson. 

Read a Letter from the Hon*^* Alexander Hume Campbell Esq' Dated 
March 9*^ 1743 setting forth that as his Engagements would not permit 
his Accepting the Office of Common Council Man of the Trust he de- 
sired the Gentlemen would elect Another in his Room. 

Read the Minutes of the Eleventh of last Month mentioning the Re- 
ceipt of a Paper sign'd by Henry Archer Esq' Dated January 28*^ 1743 
containing his Resignation of the Office of Common Council Man of the 
Trust. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of two Common Council 
Men in the room of M' Hume Campbell and M^ Henry Archer And 
Velters Cornewall Esq^ and the Hon^^ Philip Percival Esq" were duly 
Elected. 

The State of the Accounts and Proceedings of the Trustees for the last 
Year was read and approv'd of And Order'd to be enter'd. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev' M' Bruce for 
his Excellent Sermon preach'd this Day before them, And that he be 
Desired to print the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 451 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Tuesday ApriU 3* 1744. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Bhafteeburj 
Oen^ Oglethorpe 
M' Comewall 
8' John Barrington 
M' Tuffnel 
M' L'apostre. 

The Oath of Office as Common Council Man of the Trust was Admin- 
ister'd to Velters Comewall Esq'. 

Adjourn'd. 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday ApriU 7»* 1744 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President. 
M' Vernon 
M' PhUippe 
M' Eyre 
M' TuflFnel 
M' Digby 
M' L'apostre 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
S' John Barrington 
M' Smith 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Comewall. 

Bead a Letter from M' William Stephens to the Secretary Dated Sa- 
vanah November 25^ 1743 mentioning among Other Things his trans- 
mitting a true and Authentick Copy under the Town Seal of Savanah of 
the Proceedings of the Magistrates in relation to Bobert Vaughan and 
his Creditors pursuant to an Order of the Trustees Dated July 4. 1743. 
And likewise his transmitting a Tme and Authentick Copy under the 



462 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Town Seal of Sftvanah of the Proceedings in the Affair of AP William 
Sterling pursuant to an Order of the Trustees Dated July 19. 1743 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do by a Letter acquaint M' James Crockatt (One of 
the Creditors of Robert Vaughan) at Whose Complaint a Copy of the 
Proceedings relating to the said Vaughan was ordered to be transmitted 
to the Trustees, that it is received, And that he may peruse it at the 
Office when he thinks proper, or may have a Copy of it on his paying 
for Copying the same. 

Notice being taken in reading the Proceedings relating to Robert 
Vaughan, that John Pye Recorder of the Town of Savanah had misbe- 
haved himself in traducing the Conduct and Characters of the Magis- 
trates of Savanah. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write to M' John Pye and acquaint him that the 
Trustees are much displeased with his Conduct therein : And That it is 
his Duty to respect the Magistrates, and support the Dignity of their 
Office. 

The Trustees then took into consideration the Proceedings in the Affair 
of M' William Sterling ; And After reading the Letter from Thomas 
Hill Esq' Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Planta- 
tions Dated July 14 1743 to the Secretary to lay before the Trustees 
Several Papers relating thereto ; And the Secretary's Letter to the Presi- 
dent and Assistants Dated July 19 1743 And the Copy of the Pro- 
ceedings. 
Ordered 

That a Copy of the said Proceedings be made and delivered to Qeo! 
Oglethorpe. 

M' Thomas Jones being call'd in was directed to draw up and lay be- 
fore the Trustees An Account of What he knows in relation to the 
Confinement of M'' William Sterling, and attest the said Narrative 
upon Oath. 

Gen^ Oglethorpe laid before the Trustees a Petition of Several Lihab- 
itants of Augusta in the Province of Oeorgia That a Court may be 
appointed there for Deciding all Causes Which do not amount to ten 
Pounds Sterling. 
Resolved 

That the said Petition be refer'd to the Consideration of the Conmion 

Council. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 468 



Queen's Square Westminster. 

Saturday May 5* 1744 

Present 
M' L'apostre President 
M' Vernon 
8' William Heathcote 
M' Tuffnel 
M' 8mith 
G^^ Oglethorpe 
Earl of Shaftesbury. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees that he had receiv'd a Letter 
from Thomas Hill Esq' Secretary to the Lords Commissioners for Trade 
and Plantations Dated Aprill 17^ 1744 that their Lordships having un- 
der Consideration two Acts made by the Georgia Trustees in 1742 refer'd 
to their Board by the Lords of the Committee of Council that their 
Lordships Desired to have some Discourse with him upon the Subject of 
the said Acts ; And that he accordingly attended their Lordships Aprill 
the 19*^ And their Lordships made an Objection to that Part of the Act 
for Repealing so much of the Act made in the Eighth Year of his pres- 
ent Majesty, Intitled An Act to prevent the Importation and Use of 
Rum and Brandies into the Province of G^eorgia as Prohibits the Impor- 
tation of Bum into the said Province from the Other British Colonies, 
Which confines the Importation of Rum into the said Province to be by 
way of Barter for Lumber, Goods, or Other Merchandises of the Prov- 
ince, as likewise to their being no Permission of the British Distillery in 

(■10) 

the said Act. 

Their Lordships likewise said That the Clause in the Act for the bet- 
ter Regulation of Publick Houses and Retailers of Rum in the Province 
of Georgia, And for suppressing the odious and loathsome Sin of Drunk- 
enness ; Makiug it ten Pounds Security for any One Who should sell 
Rum without a proper License, not to offend again in the like manner 
was improper, the Sum of ten Pounds being too great. 
Resolved 

That it is the Opinion of the Trustees that they cannot consent to any 
Alteration in the said two Acts, And that the Secretary do acquaint the 



454 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Lords GoinmiflBioners for Trade and PlantatioiiB, that if they do not ap- 
prove of the said two Acts, the Trustees desire they will return them. 

The Trustees being Liform'd that Francis Fane Esq' Council to the 
Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations had made an Objection 
to the Act Intitled An Act for Establishing the Tenures of Lands in the 
Province of Georgia and reducing the Quit Rents Viz* That it contain'd 
two different Tenures of Lands in the said Province. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do acquaint the Lords Commissioners for Trade 
and Plantations with the Desire of the Trustees that the said Act may be 
retum'd to them that they may reconsider the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Thur8dayMa7 24^1744 

Present 
Gen* Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
M' Percival 
M' Smith 
M' Digby 

Read a Petition of Isaac Gibbs dated Abercom October 18^ 1743 
Setting forth that with two Sons he settled at Abercom about four Years 
ago, and obtained a fifty Acre Lot for the Youngest Son, and now prays 
for a Lot of fifty Acres for his Eldest Son, particularly the Trust Lot 
lying on the Southside of the Place on the Creek Side. 
Resolved 

That the said Petition be recommended to the Consideration of the 
Common Council. 

Read a Letter from the Rev^ M'' Thomas Bosomworth Dated Frederics 
February 10** 174f Setting forth that upon the 21'' Day of December 
last he arrived at the Colony of Geoigia. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to M' Bosomworth to acquaint him that the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 455 

Trustees expect he should go and reside at the Town of Savanah, At 
which Place he was appointed to reside as a MissioDarj 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster. 

Friday June 15«' 1744 

Present 
M' Holland President. 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
Gen* Oglethorpe 

Read a Petition to his Majesty in Council Setting forth That Whereas 
James Maxwell and Cornelius Docherty Carolina Traders have delivered 
a Petition to his Majesty in behalf of themselves and Others Lihabitants 
of the Province of South Carolina, setting forth, That they have purchased 
of the Cherokee Indians a Tract of Land containing in length about 
eight Miles, and in breadth about six Miles in the Cherokee Nation, 
Which the Indians in their Method transfer'd to them ; And that they 
have lately discover'd Symptoms and Appearances of Iron, Tin, Lead 
and Copper with a mixture of Silver in the said Lands, and therefore 
Praying his Majesty to grant the said Lands to them. 

The Trustees do therefore humbly represent to his Majesty, That the 
said Mines are described to be in the midst of the Cherokee Nation, and, 
being to the Southward of one or more Branches of the River Savanah, 
are within the Limits of the Territories granted by his Majesty's Royal 
Charter to the Trustees, by Which All Mines, as well Royal Mines of 
Gt)ld and Silver as Others are granted to the Trustees. 

But if the said Mines should not be found to be within the Province 
of (Georgia, The Trustees beg leave to represent to his Majesty how dan- 
gerous it may be to grant Royal Mines to Private Persons, Who, by be- 
ing so far distant from the Seat of Government in either of the Prov- 
inces of South Carolina or Georgia, may by their disorderly behaviour 
occasion great Quarrels and Disturbances between his Majesty's Subjects 
and the Indians, And thereby give an Inlet to the French, Which may 
be attended with Consequences very fatal to both Provinces, especially 
at a time when his Majesty is engaged in a War with France. 



466 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

And Therefore the Trustees do humbly pray that no such Orant maj 
be made, or that thej may be heard before the Oranting of the Same. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Petition. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjourn'd 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Thursday September 13*^ 1744. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' L'apostre 
M' Percival 
D' Hales 
M' Smith. 

Bead the Proceedings of the President and Assistants of the Province 
of GTeorgia on the 30^ of March 1744, referring to the Trustees a Part of 
M^ Bolzius's Letter to the President, Dated the 27^ of the said March, 
Desiring to know Whether he had any Power at Ebenezer to prevent 
Disorders and Wickedness, Which would increase, if the People under 
his Care imbibed the Notion, that he and M' Gronau had nothing to say 
or decide in Secular Affairs, And Assuring the President that he aimed 
at Nothing else but the true Spiritual and Temporal Welfare of the In- 
habitants Which he would endeavour to promote as long as the Trustees 
were pleas'd to let him have necessary Power for obtaining the said End 
as they had done in time past. 
Eeeolved 

That it is the Opinion of the Trustees to recommend to the Common 
Council to appoint M' Bolzius and M' Oronau Conservators of the 
Peace for the District of Ebenezer in Georgia. 

Read a Petition from Joseph Stanly Praying a Confirmation of his 
Oranting to James Campbell of Savanah a Town Lot a Garden Lot and 
Farm Lot containing fifty Acres in consideration of Eight Pounds a 
Year Sterling reserved to himself for Life, and that the same may be 
held by the said James Campbell and his Heirs in Fee simple. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 457 

Beeolved 

That the Pmjer of the said Petition be recommended to the Common 
Council 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Friday November SO"' 1744 

Preeent. 
D' Hales President 
M' Vernon 
S' John Barrington 
& John Philipps 
M' Digby 
M' L'apostre 
M' Tuffiiel 
M' Laroche 
M' Anderson 
Lord Tyrconnel. 

Read a Letter from M' John Calwell Bailiff of Frederica Dated Au- 
gust 1"^ 1744 to the Trustees giving some Account of the State of Fred- 
erica and Other Matters. 

Bead a Letter from M" John Terry Recorder of Frederica to the 
Trustees Dated August 1** 1744 giving some Account of the State of 
Frederica and Other Matters. 

Read Another Letter from M' John Terry to the Trustees Dated Au- 
gust 27*^ 1744. 
Resolved 

That Summons be sent to all the Trustees to meet on Tuesday Decem- 
ber 11*^ to take into consideration the State of the Colony as appears 
firom the last Advices from thence. And the Trustees to proceed upon 
that Business and no Other. 

The Trustees being acquainted that the Right Hon^^ the Earl of 
Granville had lately received a Orant from the King of a Tract of Land 
in Carolina in consideration of his surrendering to the King all his Li- 
terest in the Letters Patent granted by King Charles the Second to the 
Lords Proprietors of Carolina, Pursuant to his Lordship's Petition to his 
Majesty in the Year 1729. 



458 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That the Secretary do get a Copy of the said Petition and Grant from 
the proper Offices for the use of the Trustees, to consider in what manner 
Such Surrender will affect the Province of Georgia, erected after the 
said Petition from the Earl of Granville was presented, as to the Quit 
Rents which shall arise therein. 

Adjoum'd. 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Tuesday December 11** 1744 

Present. 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 

M' Vernon 

S' William Heathcote 

Earl of Egmont 

M Laroche 

M'Eyre 

M' Tracy 

M' Chandler 

S' John Harrington 

S' John Philipps 

ly Hales 

M' Anderson 

Lord Tyrconnel 

M' L'apostre 

Gen* Oglethorpe 

W Tuffhel. 
Read a Letter from M' John Calwell Bailiff of the Town of Frederica 
dated August 1*^ 1744 to the Trustees, giving an Account of the State 
of Frederica and complaining that the Magistrates meet with great Diffi- 
culties in the Execution of their Duty from Capt Horton Commanding 
Officer of tiie Regiment Station'd in G^rgia, and particularly that Gapt 
Horton detains tiie Town Seal from the Magistrates. 

Read a Letter from M' John Calwell dated November 3"^ 1743 com- 
plaining that M' Thomas Hawkins (first Bailiff of Frederica) when he 
came to England did not leave with him either the Constitution or the 
Town Seal of Frederica, And Other Matters. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 469 

Bead a Copy of a Letter to the Trustees from M' John Terry Recorder 
of Frederica Dated February 13*^ 1743 Acknowledgiug the Receipt of 
his Appointmeut as Correspondent with William Stephens Esq' to give 
from time to time an Account of the Southern Part of the Province, 
And returning thanks for the Additional Salary of twenty Pounds ^ 
Annum AUow'd him on the said Appointment. 

Read a Letter to the Trustees from M' John Terry Recorder of Frederica 
Dated August 1'^ 1744 relating several Particulars in which the Magis- 
trates of the said Town have met with great Obstructions in the Execution 
of their Duty from Capt Horton Commanding Officer of the Regiment 
Station'd in G^rgia, and from Other Officers of the Regiment 

Read another Letter incWd in the former from M' John Terry 
Dated August 27*^ 1744 to the same Purpose, And praying for a Grant 
of two Lots in the Town of Frederica, one of them to himself, And the 
Other to a Relation of his living with him. 

A Motion was then made That the Trustees do Apply to the King in 
Council, That his Majesty will be graciously pleas'd to send his Orders to 
the Commanding Officers of the Regiment station'd in Georgia in the 
Absence of Brigadier General Oglethorpe that he shall not presume to 
interfere in the Civil Government of the Province upon any Occasion 

And a Debate arismg thereon. 
Resolved 

That the said Debate be Adjoum'd to Monday the 17*^ Instant. 

Adjoum'd. 



460 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday December 17*^ 1744 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
8" John PhiUpps 
Earl of Egmont 
& John Barrington 
M' Laroche 
8' William Heathcote 
M' Tuffhel 
M' Barton 
M' Smith 
M' Anderson 
M' Thomas Tower 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Tracy 
(3en* Oglethorpe 
M' L'apostre 
M' Frederick. 

The Trustees resum'd the Debate upon the Motion to Apply to the 
King in Council that his Majesty will be graciously pleas'd to send his 
Orders to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment station'd in Georgia 
in the Absence of Brigadier Gen* Oglethorpe that he shall not presume to 
interfere in the Civil Grovernment of the Province upon Any Occasion ; 
Upon Which the said Motion was withdrawn, and the Trustees came to 
the following Resolution. Vizt. 
Resolved Nemine Contradicente 

That the Civil Government of the Province of G^rgia is vested in 
the Trustees by his Majesty's Royal Charter, in consequence whereof the 
Trustees constituted Courts of Judicature at Savanah and Frederica, and 
appointed three Bailiffs and a Recorder for each Court, before Whom All 
Manner of Crimes, Offences, Pleas, Processes, Plaints, Actions, Matter, 
Causes, and Things Whatsoever arising or happening within the Province 
of Georgia or between Persons inhabiting or residing there. Whether the 
same be Criminal or Civil, and Whether the said Crime be Capital or not 
Capita], and whether the said Pleas be real personal or mixed, are to be 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 461 

tried according to the Laws and Cufltoms of the Realm of England and 
of the Laws enacted for the said Province. 
Resolved Nemine Gontradicente 

That no Military Officer, as such, ought, or hath any right, to inter- 
fere in any Civil Matters Whatsoever cognizable within the Courts of 
Judicature already Establish'd, or that shall hereafter be Establish'd by 
the Trustees in the Province of Georgia. 
Resolved Nemine Contradicente. 

That the Secretary do communicate the foregoing Resolutions to the 
Magistrates within the Province of Georgia with the names of the Trus- 
tees present this Day ; And that Brigadier Gen* Oglethorpe be desired to 
communicate the same to the Commanding Officer for the time being in 
the said Province. 
Resolved 

That the Letters of M' John CaJwell and M' John Terry be refer^d to 
the Committee of Correspondence, and that they be desired to inquire 
into the Reasons Why there is but One of the Bailiffs at present at the 
Town of Prederica. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday January 19** 174| 

Present 
Lord Tyrconnel President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
S' John Philipps 
M' Cornewall 
S' William Heathcote 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Laroche 
. M' Chandler 
M' Smith 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Thomas Archer 
M' Tuffnel 
M' L'apostre. 



462 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

M' ThomaB Hawkins and M' Thomas Harriot first and second Bailifi 
of the Town of Frederica being call'd in, and ask'd by the Trustees, What 
was the Reason of their leaving the Province of Oeorgia in July 1743 ; 
They laid before the Board a Certificate Dated Horse Guards January 
18^ 174^ sign'd by King Gould Deputy Judge Advocate that the saUi 
Thomas Hawkins and Thomas Harriot were ordered in the Year 1743 to 
attend in England on his Hajest/s Service as Necessary Witnesses upon 
the Complaints of Lieutenant Colonel Cook against Brigadier Genial 
Oglethorpe and then they withdrew. 
Resolved 

That the Administration of Justice in the Town of Frederica became 
suspended by the Absence of Thomas Hawkins and Thomas Harriot first 
and second Bailiff of the said Town, Who were ordered to attend in Eng- 
land upon his Hajesty's Service as aforesaid. 
Resolved 

That the said Thomas Hawkins and Thomas Harriot be required to de- 
liver up to the Trustees the Listruments whereby they were respectively 
appointed Bailiffs of the Town of Frederica 

H' Thomas Hawkins and H' Thomas Harriot being call'd in again 
were made acquainted with the said Resolution, and they promised to de- 
liver up the said Listruments accordingly, And then they withdrew. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Secretary be 
ordered to acquaint H' John Calwell third Bailiff of the Town of Fred- 
erica and H' John Terry, Recorder of the said Town, That, the Pow^n 
of the Town Court of Frederica having been suspended ever since the 
first and second Bailiff left the Province, Their Powers as Bailiff and Re- 
corder are likewise suspended ; And that if the said Calwell and Terry 
think proper to leave their Settlements at Frederica, the Trustees will 
grant to them sufficient Lots oi good Land within the District of SavanaL 
And that the Ezpenoes which they shall be at on such Removal being 
laid before the Trustees They will consider the same. That the Secretary 
be likewise order'd to write to the President to direct the proper Officer 
to allot to the said Calwell and Terry, (upon their Application) the same 
Quantity of Land within the District of Savanah, as they are now pos- 
8es8*d of at Frederica under the usual Limitations and Conditions. And 
that the Secretary do likewise acquaint the said Calwell and Terry that 
they are required to send over to the Trustees by the first Opportunity 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 463 

the InstrumeDts Whereby they were appointed Bailiff and Beoorder oi 
the Town of Frederica. 

A Motion being made That if Any Person, being President, A Mem- 
ber of the Court of AssistantB, Bailiff or Beoorder of any Court of Judi- 
cature, shall accept of any Military Employment in the Province of 
G^rgia Such Person shall from such time be incapable of holding or ex- 
ercising the said Civil Office. 
Besolved 

That a Day be appointed for the Trustees to take the same into Con- 
sideration. 
Besolved 

That the thirtieth of this Month be the said Day, and that Summons 
be sent both to the Trustees, and to the Common Council to attend on 
that Day. 
Besolved 

That in t^e Summons sent to the Trustees it be mention'd, To consider 
of making the President and Court of Assistants a Court of Appeal. 

General Oglethorpe dissented from the Beeolutions of this Day and de- 
sired leave to enter his Dissent in the Books: 
I James Oglethorpe 
do dissent from y' foregoing 
Besolutions 

Adjoum'd. 



464 COLONIAX RECORDS. 

• Queen's Square Westminster. 

Wednesday January SO^ 174^ 

Present 
8' John Barrington President 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Chandler 
S' John Philipps 
M' Vernon 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Laroche 
S' William Heathcote 
Oen' Oglethorpe 
M' Holland 
M' Christopher Tower 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Tuflfcel. 

The Trustees resum'd the Consideration of the Motion made at the last 
Board. Vizt. That if any Person being President, a Member of the 
Court of Assistants Bailifi or Recorder of any Court of Judicature, shall 
accept of any Military Employment in the Province of Georgia ; Such 
Person shall from such time be incapable of holding or exercising his said 
Office ; And with an amendment (viz^ leaving out the Words, PreMmt, 
a Member of the Court of AssislanU) the same was Agreed to as follows. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended io the Common Council That if any Person 
being Bailiff or Recorder of any Court of Judicature, shall accept of any 
Military Employment, in the Province of Georgia, Such Person shall 
from such time be incapable of holding or exercising his said Office 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council That Commissions be 
granted to particular Persons, as Bailiffs and Recorder of the Town Court 
of Savanah, to be lodg'd in the hands of the President for the time being, 
and issued by him for supplying any Vacancy in case of Death or the 
Acceptance of such Military Employment till the Trustees can be made 
acquainted with such Vacancy 
Resolved 

That General Oglethorpe be desired not to grant any Military Employ- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 465 

ment to the President, to Any Member of the Court of Aadstants, Bailiff 
or Recorder of any Court of Judicature without proper Notice being 
previously given to the Trustees ; And that the (General be desired to 
signify his Orders to the Commanding Officer of the Regiment in his Ab- 
sence pursuant to the said Resolution. 

A Motion being made To consider of the Constituting a Court of Ap- 
peal in the Province of G^rgia, And that the President and Court of 
Assistants be the said Court of Appeal. 
Resolved 

That for the present no such Court be appointed. 

Gen' Oglethorpe dissented from all the Resolutions but the two last, 
and desired leave to enter his Dissent in the Book. 

Adjoum'd 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Saturday February 23. 174| 

Present. 
M' Tuffnel President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
S' John Philippe 
S' John Harrington 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Laroche. 

& John*Philipps acquainted the Trustees with several Objections made vide Min- 
by the Lords Commissioners for Trade and Plantations to the several sib 1744'^ 
Acts prepared by the Trustees, and refer'd to their Lordships by the 
Lords of the Committee of Council 
Resolved 

That it be refer'd to S' John Philippe, M' Henry Archer, M' Thomas 
Tower and M' Wright to consider the said Acts, and the Objections 
made by the Lords of Trade to the same. 

Adjoum'd 



raoc. r..T.i.] 



466 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Vestry Room of S* Margarets Church 

Thursday March 21-* 174| 

Present 
8' John Philipps President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
ly Hales 
M' Burton 
If Smith 
M' Anderson 
Lord Tyrconnel. \ 

The General Abstract of the Account of the Trustees from the 9"^ of 
June 1744 to this present Day with Observations thereon was read and 
Ordered to be entered. 

The Trustees proceeded to the Election of a Common Council ICan in 
the room of the B^ Hon^ Lord Sidney Beauclerk Deceased, and 8' 
Jacob Bouverie was unanimously elected. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of a Trustee and the Bev^ 
D' Thomas Wilson was Unanimously elected. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev^ M' Arch Dea- 
con Derne for his Excellent Sermon preach'd before them this Day, and 
that he be desired to print the same. 

Adjoum'd. 

Queen's Square Westminster. 

Friday AprUl 12** 1745 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
8' John Philipps 
M' L'apostre 
M' Cornewall 
M' Smith 

Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Thomas Tower. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. ^ 467 

Besolved 

That M' ThomaB Clendon Attorney be Appointed to appear in behalf 
of the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Qeorgia on the first Day 
of next Term in the King's Bench in the Cause commenc'd against the 
Trustees by the Rev* M' William Norris 

The Trustees taking into Consideration That under several of the 
Grants of Lands in Georgia Quit Bents are become Payable. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to order a List of all 
such Grants Whereon Quit Bents are now payable, or shall be within 
one Year to be made out, and sent over to the President and Assistants 
in Georgia with a Copy of the Clause in the Charter Bequiring the Pay- 
ment of the Quit Bents And to direct them to appoint a proper Person 
to demand and receive the same for the Use of the Trust, Such Person 
giving a Proper Security. 

Adjourned 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Tuesday June 4*^ 1745 

Present 
M' Smith President 
M' Vernon 
M' Digby 
M' Laroche 
M' Thomas Tower. 

Bead a Letter from M' Thomas Bamsden Dated Whitehall May 30"^ 
1745, Setting forth That by Order of their Excellencies the Lords Jua- 
tices. He sends the Trustees a Copy of a Petition of Matthias Wust and 
Wendall Brakefield on behalf of themselves and many other German 
Protestants Praying to be sent to Georgia; And that he desires the 
Trustees will consider and suggest to their Excellencies against their next 
Meeting such Method as shall occur for Sending the said Persons to 
Georgia. 

Then was Bead the Petition of Matthias Wust and Wendall Brake- 
field Setting forth That the Petitioners being embark'd at Botterdam on 
board an English Bottom'd Vessel for settling themselves in the English 
Plantations in America, were taken Prisoners in their Voyage and car- 



468 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

ried into Bilboa in Spain, and thereby lost all their Effects; And by the 
Cartel Ship called the Drake, Emplo/d for the Exchanging Prisoners of 
War, were brought into Plimouth Harbour on the 31"^ of March last, 
and landed at Gosport, destitute of all Belief. 

That the Petitioners are still desirous to settle and maintain themselves 
in the English American Plantations, had they the Means they have 
been (as above) deprived of for so doing ; But being utterly incapable of 
pursuing such Desire or of falling into Labour to subsist themselves in 
England. 

The Petitioners therefore Who have many of their Countrymen in the 
Province of G^rgia in America most implore their Excellencies to com- 
miserate their present Circumstances (being brought to England as his 
Majesty's Subjects without any Means of Supporting themselves) And to 
give such Directions for sending them to join their Countrymen in Greor- 
gia, or such Other Belief to their present Distress as their Excellencies 
in their great Wisedom and Compassion shall think fiL 

Which Petition as likewise the Befereoce from the Lords Justices the 
Trustees having taken into Consideration. 
Besolved 

That an Estimate be prepared of the Expences Which would attend 
the transporting and Settling of the said Germans in G^rgia whether 
as Freemen or Servants. 
Besolved 

That a Beport be made to their Excellencies the Lords Justices of 
Great Britain ; That in Obedience to their Excellencies Order of Refer- 
ence upon the Petition of Matthias Wust and Wendall Brakefield on be- 
half of themselves and One hundred Seventy One Other G^erman Prot- 
estants Signified to the Trustees by a Letter from M' Thomas Bamsden 
Dated the 30*^ of last Month, Setting forth. That the said Petitioners 
embark'd at Botterdaui on board an English Bottom'd Vessel for settling 
themselves in the English Plantations in America, were taken Prisoners 
in their Voyage, and carried into Spain, and thereby lost all their Ef- 
fects, and by the Cartel Ship call'd the Drake (employ'd for the Ex- 
changing Prisoners of War) were brought into Portsmouth ; That They 
are still desirous of settling themselves in the said Plantations, had tiiey 

the Means they have been deprived, And therefore Praying, That as 

(•Ic) 
Several of their CountryMen are in the Province of Georgia, They may 
he sent to join them there ; Which Order of Befe^ence required the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 469 

Trustees to coDsider and suggest to their Excellencies Such Method as 
shall occur to them for sending the Petitioners to Georgia. 

The Trustees do humbly represent to their Excellencies, that the 
sending over such a Number of Foreign Protestants would in their 
Opinion be a National Service, by an Addition of Strength to that Col- 
ony ; That in Execution of the Trust repos'd in the Trustees, They are 
very willing to accept of the Petitioners as Settlers there, and assign 
them Lands, And that they wish it was in their Power to defray the £x- 
pences that will attend the transporting and Settling the Petitioners ; 
But as out of Regard to the Exigencies of the Publick, the Trustees 
have for these two Years past declin'd the Applying for any Parliamen- 
tary Assistance, Their Stock is reduced so low, that it will only enable 
them to support the Civil Government for a Short time longer. Which is 
at present the sole Concern of the Trustees, as without it the Colony 
must be dissolved 

The Trustees therefore have form'd an Estimate of the Necessary 
Charges of transporting and Settling the Petitioners in (Georgia (Which 
is to be annex'd to this Report ;) And they do humbly submit the Whole 
to their Excellencies Great Wisedom. 
Resolved 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Report. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the Same. 

Adjourn'd 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday August 19*^ 1745 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' L'apostre 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 

Read a Letter from, the Secretary of the Lords Justices to the Trustees 
Accountant Dated June 26. 1745 That their Excellencies had taken into 
consideration his Memorial of the 24^ of June and the Report of the 



470 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Trustees Dated the 4th of June concerning the German Protestants at 
Gosport, Who had been taken by a Spanish Privateer in their Voyage 
to America, and were brought to England by a Cartel Ship ; And They 
had been pleas'd to direct that the said Germans should be sent to Geor- 
gia as Servants, they being willing and desirous to go upon those Terms 
And that the Accountant should contract for transporting them thither 
as Servants, upon the foot of the Estimate Annex'd to the Report above- 
mention'd of the Trustees And that the Trustees were desired to give the 
necessary Directions for receiving and settling the said Germans in the 
Colony of Georgia in the usual manner upon their Arrival there. 

The Accountant then acquainted the Trustees that in pursuance of the 
said Letter he had contracted with the said Germans for their being 
transported to Georgia as Servants, and likewise for their Clothing, 
Bedding, Arms, Ammunition, Working Tools and Necessaries for their 
Use, And also for their Passage on board the Judith Capt Walter Quame 
upon the foot of the said Estimate ; And that the said Germans had 
sign'd an Agreement to serve four Years from their Arrival in Georgia 
they being allowed One Working Day in Six Every Week to labour on 
their own Lands in order to raise a future Support for themselves there- 
from, upon this Condition, that if they shall be able to maintain them- 
selves at the end of three Years, then the last Year's Service shall be re- 
mitted ; And that in consideration of the present Ages of several of 
their Children being unfit for Service, Such Males as are under the Age 
of Seventeen, shall serve till twenty One ; And such Females as are under 
the Age of fourteen, shall serve till Eighteen. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to grant to Every 
Man of the said German Servants of the Age of twenty One Years and 
upwards fifty Acres of Land, and that the President and Assistants may 
order Lands to be set out for that Purpose as soon as may be. 
Resolved 

That the Disposition of the said Servants be in the President and As- 
sistants in the following manner. Viz^ 

That two of them be allotted to the President, or to any One of the 
Assistants Who cultivate Land and are in want of Hands. 

And if there are in the District of Savanah Any Who have cultivated 
Lands and are in want of Help that One of the said Servants be allotted 
to Each of them ; in Which District M' Thomas Causton's Settlement 
may be considered. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 471 

And the rest are to be distributed among the Inhabitants of Ebenezer, 
and Township of Vernonburgh, with the adjacent Villages, consulting 
for the first with M' Bolzius, and for the Other with M' Burkholder. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that the Number of said 
Germans were Seventy three ; Whereof twelve were married People, 
that One of them had a Son aged six Years, and Another a Daughter 
aged eight Years Who were too young to be yet separated from their 
Parents. That there was a Girl of seven Years belonging to either 
Wusts Mother or Maria Batien too young to be separted from Whom she 
belongs. That a Widow also had a Son aged seven, and a Girl aged 
nine, not yet to be separted from her; But that the rest consisted of 
fifteen Men, Nine Women, Seventeen Boys, and One Girl, all fit for 
Service. 
Resolved 

That the President and Assistants do place out the said Servants 
together and separate as abovemention'd. 
Besolved 

That those Children not now placed out separate be so placed out when 
they arrive at the Age of twelve Years. 
Resolved 

That the Children Who are placed out from their Parents do serve in 
the same District in ^Which their Parents are placed out, if it conve- 
niently can be. Whether that of Savanah, Ebenezer, or Vernonburgh. 
Besolved 

That Each Man Servant shall have his Lot set out for him within the 
District, where he shall serve, and to be as near his Service, as conve- 
niently it can be. 

Head the Copy of a Letter from M' Stephens dated Feb'^ 26 174f and 
Another Letter from him Dated Aprill 30^ 1745 relating to the Inter- 
ruption of Correspondence, and the Want of a Supply. That of One 
thousand Pounds in Sola Bills by the James Capt. Bull sent the 7*^ of 
March 174^ being then not arrived. 
Order'd 

That the Accountant do state to M' Stephens the several Supplies sent 
him, And the Estimates he was order'd to defray, and to what time the 
sum of five hundred Pounds now going will carry the Ezpence of the 
Colony. 

Read a Petition from Thomas Ellis to be employed as Surveyor on the 
Death of M' Avery, and read also the Minutes of the Proceedings of the 



472 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

President and AsBistants of the third of March last, recommending to 
the Trustees that the future Surveyor should be paid only for What 
Service he do's pursuant to Agreement 
Resolved 

That Thomas Ellis be recommended to the Common Council to be so 
employed. 

Read a Letter from M' Bolzius dated Aprill 9*^ 1745 acquainting the 
Trustees with the Perfection the Saltzburghers had brought their Pounding 
Mill for Rice and Barley to ; And that the Saltzburghers were Debtors 
to the Trust the Sum of One hundred Pounds, Supplied them in the 
Year 1741 by Gen* Oglethorpe ; Whereof fifty Pounds had been ex- 
pended in carrying on their Mill Works ; And Desiring the remaining 
fifty Pounds may be allow'd for the Ezpence of the said Pounding Mill ; 
And the Accountant acquainting the Trustees, that such Supply had not 
yet been claim'd of the Trust by Gen* Oglethorpe. 
Resolved 

That if such Claim shall appear to be made by Gen* Oglethorpe in 
his Account with the Trust and shall be Allowed ; That it be recom- 
mended to the Common Council to allow the said Application of the 
beforemention'd remaining fifty Pounds to the Saltzburghers; And, as 
it is not in the Trustees Power further to assist the Saltzburghers with 
Money, That it be also recommended to the Common Council to make 
the Saltzburghers a Present of the Iron and Umber of the late Saw 
MiU at Ebenezer, which is now in their Custody. 

Read Letters from M' Dobell the R^ter Dated last December 27"^ 
and February the 15*^ and 21"^ Which being accompanied with satisfiic- 
tory Lists of the Inhabitants of Savanah, the Township of Vemonburgh, 
and the Adjacent Villages, and of the Orphan House at Bethesda. 
Order'd 

That the Receipt thereof be acknowledged in a Letter to M' Dobell, 
and the SatisfiEUStion they have given the Trustees ; But that it be recom- 
mended to him at the same time to pay due Obedience to the Authority 
of the Civil Gk)vernment there invested by the Trustees in the President 
and Assbtants. 
Ordered 

That the President and Assistants do deliver to the Register Copies of 
the Lists of Trust Grants, and Grants made by the Trustees to Persons 
intending to go to Georgia at their own Ezpence ; for him to make a 
Return, Which of the said Trust Grants have been used, and of the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 473 

Persons poeseeBmg Lots under them. And When they or their Predeces- 
sors became first possessed, And Which of the Grants to Persons at their 
own Ezpence have been used. And Who the present Claimants under 
them appear to be ; And that the President and Assistants do instruct 
the Bister to make a List of those Persons possess'd of Lands, Who do 
not appear to have any Grants thereof made to them, and to state the 
Commencement of Occupying or Settling such Lands ; In Order to en- 
able the President and Assistants to ascertain the Commencement of 
Quit Bents payable for all such Grants or Lands Settled. 
Ordered 

That the President and Assistants do send to the Trustees under the 
Publick Seal a List of aU such Grants, Which upon this Examination 
do not appear to have been used, and are thereby become void or 
forfeited. 

Bead a Letter from M' Charles Watson dated Aprill 18"^ 1745 Alledg- 
ing that the Accusation against him, of his having been guilty of Gam- 
ing, and running in Debt, was not only a Partial One, but a notorious 
scandalous Falsity, And, that when he should be more fully informed 
thereof, he would answer the minutest Circumstance in the most ample 
Manner. 
Ordered 

That a Copy of his Accusation and by Whom made be sent in Answer 
to his said Letter, and that untill Satisfaction be receiv'd concerning his 
Conduct, he be suspended from the Offices of Bailiff, an Assistant, and 
an Issuer of Sola Bills ; And that a Copy of his said Letter and the 
Trustees Answer to him be sent to M' Stephens, Who is to transmit to 
the Trustees the Defence the said Charles Watson shall make, with his 
Observations upon the Whole in order for the Trustees Determination 
thereon. 

Bead a Petition of Emerie Widow and her Son and Daughter 

(8ic) 
relating to the releasing to her a Demand of ten Pounds Advanced her 
in the Year 1739 to buy her Necessaries in England on her Beturn to 
Georgia, When her Husband was living, Which he was to repay in 
Georgia. 
Besolved 

That in consideration of the present Circumstances of the said Widow, 
It be recommended to the Common Council to release the said Demand 
to her. 

Adjourn'd. 



474 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday Oct' 28*^ 1745 

Present 
M' Smith President 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
Earl of Shafleebury. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that on the 20*^ of August 
last he represented by Memorial to their Excellencies the Lords Justices 
of Great Britain, That he had pursuant to their Excellencies Direction, 
signified by M' Thomas Ramsden the 26*^ of June before contracted for 
transporting the Seventy three Oerman Protestants as Servants to Geor- 
gia, (Who had been taken by a Spanish Privateer in their Voyage to 
America, and were brought to England by a Cartel Ship) and for their 
Clothing Bedding, Arms, Ammunition, Working Tools and Necessaries 
upon the Foot of the Estimate annexed to the Report of the Trustees to 
their Excellencies of the 4^ of the said Month of June; And that the 
Proportion of the Expenoe of the said Seventy three (Germans amounted 
to Six hundred and twenty Pounds twelve Shillings, besides their Sub- 
sistance in England, And that he computed their Subsistance and In- 
cidental Charges from the 30*^ of May last to the time of their Embarka- 
tion, Which could not be Estimated being added would not exceed in 
the Whole the Sum of Eight hundred Pounds ; And that he further 
represented that the Trustees had given the necessary Directions for 
receiving and settling the said Germans in the Province of G^rgia 
And therefore pray'd their Excellencies Order for issuing the Sum of 
Eight hundred Pounds in full for the Discharge of the real Expence of 
the said Service. 

That the Lords Justices sent the said Memorial to the Lords Commis- 
sioners of his Majesty's Treasury to issue the same accordingly But on his 
Majesty's happy Arrival at that time, A Warrant was prepared and 
sign'd by his Majesty and countersign'd by the Lords of the Treasury the 
16^ of September last directed to the Paymaster of his Majesty's Forces 
for paying to the Accountant the said Sum of Eight hundred Pounds 
without Account to reimburse him the Expence of the said Service out 
of such Monies as remained in the hands of the Paymaster of the Sum 
of Nineteen thousand One hundred Sixty Eight Pounds Eighteen Shil- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 475 

lings and four Pence iBSued to him out of the Supplies for the Year 1744 
for the Charge of Rangers and Others to be Employed in Georgia, But 
the Paymaster saying he could not comply with such Direction because 
the said Sura of Nineteen thousand One hundred Sixty Eight Pounds 
Eighteen Shillings and four Pence stood appropriated by Establishment 
for Other Services in Georgia, The Accountant applied to the Lords 
Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury setting forth the Purport of his 
Majesty's Royal Sign Manual, and the Answer given by the Paymaster 
Gen' thereon ; Which being read their Lordships were pleas'd to direct a 
Letter to be sent to the Paymaster on the 16^ Instant Desiring him to 
pay the said Sum of Eight hundred Pounds pursuant to his Majesty's 
Warrant in that behalf, And the said Memorial was incWd therein ; 
And that on the 19^ Instant the said Paymaster paid the said Sum ac- 
cordingly. 
Order'd 

That the said Memorials Warrant and Letter be enter'd in the Trustees 
Office. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that the Earl of Egmont had 
given two Tubs of Vine Cuttings to be sent by the Ship Judith, One for 
the Northern and the Other for the Southern Part of the Province of 
Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the thanks of the Trustees be given to the Earl of Egmont for 
his said Benefaction. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that James Billinghurst and 
his Family, Who came over with Gen* Oglethorpe, being gone to Gos- 
port to return to Georgia by the Ship Judith and to settle there, Gen 
Oglethorpe recommends the said Billinghurst to the Trustees for a Grant 
of the little Island opposite to M' Noble Jones's Fort. 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to the President to know from the Situation of 
the said Island Whether it is proper for the Trustees to part with it out 
of their hands, and Whether there is any Objection to the Granting it to 
the said Billinghurst, And if it appears there is not, that it be recom- 
mended to the Common Council to grant the same to the said James Bil- 
linghurst. 

Itead a Letter from M' Patrick Mackay Dated October 23. 1745 Set- 
ting forth, that he had receiv'd from M' Harman Verelst a Paper Intitled 
Sujns in Charge on Capt Patrick Mackay taken from hia own prefer Account 



476 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

in the TrusUm Leidger in Gfeorgia. That he has endeavoar d to settle this 
bis proper Account in as clear a light as he possibly could do here, Where 
he has not all his Papers. That he has given the Store Credit for What 
he either ordered them to pay, or knows was paid on his Account That 
there are many Articles Which he cannot understand how he came to be 
charged with. These he retumti (with this Letter) with Remarks and An- 
swers in a Paper apart. And they are the only Articles can properly be 
refer'd to the President and Assistants in Greorgia to be clear'd up by the 
Store Books and his Papers. 

That he has left full Powers with Mess" Peter and James Cleopas Si- 
mond to settle if possible all his Accounts, and desires the Trustees to 
bring them to some Conclusion. 
Resolved 

That the said Letter with M' Mackay's Paper of Remarks be refer^d to 
the Accountant for him to consider and report thereon. 

Read a Letter from the Rev^ M' Thomas Bosomworth (lately retum'd 
from Oeorgia) Dated York October 12. 1745 taking Notice of his meet- 
ing with General Oglethorpe, with whom he believes he shall go against 
the Rebeb, and intimating that he has no intention of returning soon to 
Georgia 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do send a Copy of the said Letter to the Rev^ D*^ 
Bearcroft, and desire him to lay the same before the Society for propa- 
gating the GK)spel 

Read a Petition of M' Charles Watson Dated this present 28*^ of Oc- 
tober Setting forth, that in the Year 1742 he was appointed a Magistrate 
of the Town of Savanah also one of the Assistants to the President there, 
and an Issuer of the Trustees Sola Bills ; that he continued in the Colony 
till the 8*^ Day of June last. When he left it in order to come to Eng- 
land Where he arrived the 26*^ of August last That the sole Reason of 
his leaving the said Colony and returning to England was, by the Advice 
of his Friends, the better to clear up by a Personal Appearance the falsity 
6f some Aspersions on him. Which if true must tend to the great Dam- 
age, if not Ruin, of his Reputation That he finds M' Thomas Jones late 
of the Colony is mention'd to be his Accuser, And the Facts with which 
he is charg'd are fully set forth in a Letter written to him in Greorgia, 
but delivered to him since his Return from thence by M' Verelst, Who 
stopt it on hearing he was coming to England. That the Petitioner has 
been at a great Ezpence in coming to England, and waiting for a Meet- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 477 

ing of the Trustees, An Ezpence he can no ways justify to his Creditors, 
but that it is iu defence of his Character, and that he is ready to answer 
the Allegations against him Whenever the Trustees shall be pleased to 
hear the same. 

Therefore he humbly hopes that in regard to his Circumstances and 
other Premises, they will be pleas'd to take the Merits of the Charge 
against him, and his Defence, this day under Consideration, and fully 
restore to, or discharge him from, the Offices he was appointed to in 
Geoi^a. 

M' Charles Watson and M' Jones being called in. M' Jones's Charge 
against M' Watson was read. Vizt. 

That M' Watson borrowed of the said M' Jones Money at two different 
times. Value fifteen Pounds together, for Which Watson gave him prom- 
isory Notes, and instead of repaying him had injur'd him to a great 
Degree. 

To Which M' Watson answer'd that he paid One Sum of ten Pounds 
Part of the said fifteen Pounds on the first of October 1744 to M' Jones's 
Attorney in Georgia, And the Note for the same was then delivered up 
to him, And that the remaining Sum of five Pounds was paid in the 
month of June last to M' Jones's Attorney, And the Note for the same 
was then delivered up. And that he has the same Notes in his Possession 
at his Lodgings, Which he shall be ready to produce. And that the Rea- 
son why he did not pay the said Notes sooner was, because they were 
payable only to M' Jones Who at his coming to England did not leave a 
proper Authority with any One for receiving the same. 

M' Jones acknowledged his receiving in the Month of June last an Ac- 
count of the first Note for ten Pounds being paid in November last. Be- 
ing ask'd whether the Notes were payable only to him, he said he belie v'd 
they were to him or Order. As to the Injuries which he had complain'd 
M' Watson had done him he did not specify Any. 

The Other Parts of M' Jones's Charge against M' Watson were like- 
wise read. Viz* 

That M' Watson soon discovered himself to be a Profane Man by Curs- 
ing and Swearing, And that under pretence of an Office he kept a Room, 
Where he practised and instructed People to play at Dice to the great 
Detriment of several of them. 

Which Charge M' Watson denied to be true, and desired his Denial 
might be allowed the same Weight as M' Jones's Affirmation. And M' 



478 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Jones being call'd on to prove the eame, he said he knew Nothing of it 
upon his knowledge, but he had heard it from Others. 

Adjoum'd. 



M' Vernon's Grovesnor Street. 

Friday November !•• 1745 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
8' William Heathcote. 

Bead a Petition of the Rev' M' Barth. Zouberbuhler of S' Gall in 
Swifiserland Dated Oct' 31" 1745 Setting forth, That the Petitioner went 
over to Purysburgh in the Province of South Carolina with his Father 
and the other Swiss Families Which settled there; Where his Father 
dying the Petitioner went to Charles Town in the said Province, and sev- 
eral of his Countrymen not far from the said Town being destitute of a 
Minister, the Rev* M' Oarden, the Bishop of London's Commissary, rec- 
ommended the Petitioner to his Lordship to receive Deacon's and Priest's 
Orders to qualify him for that Service 

That the Petitioner, taking his Passage in a Ship for New England, 
and from thence on board of One that went to Cape Breton, was so long 
detain'd before his Arrival in England to receive Holy Orders, that his 
Countrymen in South Carolina (.as the Petitioner is inform'd) are dissat- 
isfied at his Staying so long, and are inclin'd to have one M' Giezen Tan- 
ner, Who actually officiates among them ; But the Petitioner, hearing 
that M' Thomas Bosom worth, the Trustees Missionary at Savanah, is now 
in England, in case he should be otherwise 'provided for, and not return 
to Savanah, humbly offers himself to the Trustees to officiate in the Eng- 
lish Language at Savanah on the same Terms M' Bosomworth did ; With 
this Addition, that as the Petitioner is Master of the Oerman Language, 
and thinks he has sufficient of the French, and there are Lihabitants in 
and near Savanah of those Nations, the Petitioner also engages to offici- 
ate for them in those Languages according to the Ceremonies of the 
Church of England 

M' Zouberbuhler attending laid before the Trustees the Deeds of his 
Ordination as Deacon and Priest by the Bishop of London. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 479 

Beeolved 

That the Rev* M' Barth. Zouberbuhler be appointed the Miasionary at 
Savanah in the Province of Georgia in the room of the Rev'' M' Thomas 
Boeomworthy Who has quitted the Colony. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do write a Letter to the Rev* M' Thomas Bosom- 
worth and acquaint him that the Trustees look'd on his Letter Dated 
York October 12**» 1745 to M' Verelst (Which was read at the last 
Board) as a Resignation of the Office of a Missionary at Savanah, to 
Which they have given their Consent ; And that in consequence thereof 
they have appointed Another Gentleman to succeed him, Who has under- 
taken to fix his Residence altogether at Savanah. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary write a Letter to William Stephens Esq' to acquaint 
him that the Rev* M' Barth: Zouberbuhler is appointed the Missionary 
at Savanah in the room of M' Thomas Bosomworth. 
Resolved 

That a Memorial be presented to the Society for propagating the Gos- 
pel in Foreign Parts, Desiring that the Allowance of fifty Pounds ^ 
Ann. Which was granted to the Rev* M' Thomas Bosomworth may be 
transfer'd to the Rev* M' Barth. Zouberbuhler. 
Resolved 

That the Secretary do write a Letter to the Bishop of London to desire 
his Lordship's Letter to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treas- 
ury in fietvour of M' Zouberbuhler for the usual Allowance of twenty 
Pounds granted to Missionaries on their first going over. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary inspect M' Stephens's Journals, and make a Report 
What he finds in them relating to the Conduct of M' Charles Watson. 

The Accountant laid before the Trustees the Notes of Hand Which 
M" Charles Watson had formerly given to M' Thomas Jones, and Which 
he alledg'd at the last Board he had discharg'd, and had at that time in 
his possession at his Lodgings, And Which he has since deliver'd to the 
Accountant ; And it appear'd that both the said Notes were payable only 
to M' Jones as M' Watson declar'd ; That One of them was dated May 
24"^ 1742 for the Sum of ten Pounds And that the Contents of the said 
Note were receiv'd October 1"* 1744 by Mess" Harris and Habersham by 
Virtue of a Power of Attorney from M' Thomas Jones ; And that the 
Other Note Dated June 2* 1742 for the Sum of five Pounds was likewise 



480 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

payable only to M" Jonee, and on the said 1*^ of October 1744 was taken 
up, and renewed to Meae** Harris and Habersham Attorneys for the said 
M' Jones, and has been since paid. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday November 11*^ 1745 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
M' Vernon 
S' John Barrington 
ly Hales 
M' Smith 
S' John Philipps 
Earl of Shaftesbury. 

Bead a Memorial to the Licorporated Society for propagating the Gos- 
pel in Foreign Parts Setting forth That the Rey^ M' Thomas Bosom- 
worth, Who was the Missionary at Savanah in the Province of Georgia 
having returned to England and quitted his Office there, The Trustees 
have appointed the Rev' M' Bartholomew Zouberbuhler the Missionary 
at Savanah in his Room. 

They therefore desire the Society will transfer the Allowance of fifty 
Pounds a Year from the Rev* M' Thomas Bosomworth to the Rev' M' 
Bartholomew Zouberbuhler, Who is embark'd on board the Ship Judith 
for the Province of Georgia 

That the Trustees have given it in Charge to the said M' Zouberbuhler, 
as well as to the President and Assistants to forward the Cultivation of 
the Lands Appropriated for the use of the residing and Officiating Min- 
ister at Savanah by the Servants Whom they maintain for that Purpose. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Read a Deed of Appointment of the Rev^ M' Bartholomew Zouber- 
buhler to be Missionary in Savanah in the Province of Georgia ; and 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 481 

for Authorizing and empowering him to perform all Ecclesiastical Offices 

in Georgia 

Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affiz'd to the same. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday December 2. 1745 

Present 
S' John Philipps President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 

Earl of Shaftesbury 
D' Wilson 
M' Tuffnel. 
Order'd 

That a Petition to the Hon*"^ the House of Commons be prepared, Set- 
ting forth, That the Trustees have with the greatest (Economy carried on 
the Bettlement of the Colony of Georgia and supported its Civil Gh)vem- 
ment as required of them by his Majesty's Royal Charter for three Years 
past by the Aid only of the last Parliamentary Grant in the Year 1743. 
That on the twenty Ninth of June 1742. It was amongst Other things 
Besolved by the House of Commons that it was very necessary and Ad- 
vantagious for this Nation that the Colony of Georgia should be preserved 
and supported. 

And the Trustees beg leave to represent that it is not in their Power 
to carry on those Services and maintain the Civil Government, so Essen- 
tial to the very Being of the Colony, without the further Assistance of 
the House. 
Ordered 

That the said Petition be fair transcrib'd in order to be laid before the 
Trustees at their next Meeting. 

[81 o. r., T. 1.] 



482 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Beiolved 

That M' Chandler and M' Ejre be added to the Committee (a{qxMnted 
February 23 174J^) for conBidering the Acts prepared by the Tnisteee 
and refer'd by ihe Committee of Council to the Lords Commissbners 
for Trade and Plantations And the Objections made by the Lords of 
Trade to the said Acts, And that any three of the Qentlemen be a Com- 
mitttee. 

The Trustees being acquaiuted that the Licorporated Society for 
propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts had desired that A State of 
What the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia have done 
towards the providing for the Maintenance of a Minister to reside and 
Officiate at Savanah in Georgia might be laid before them ; And such a 
State being prepared and Bead 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same, and that it be laid before the 
Society. 

Bead the Duplicate of a Letter from M' John Terry Dated May 3. 
1745 And Another Letter from the said M' Terry Dated July 11"^ 1745. 
Order'd 

That an Answer be drawn up by the Secretary to the said Letter of 
July 11^ according to the Directions now given in order to be laid be- 
fore the Trustees at their next Meeting. 

Adioum'd. 



Queen^s Square Westminster 
Friday December 20**^ 1745 

Present 
S' John Philipps Bar* 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith 
Earl of Egmont 
S' William Heathcote. 

M' Vernon acquainted the Trustees that the Memorial to the Incor- 
porated Society for propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts had been 
refer'd to a Committee of the said Society, Who were of opinion that 
the said Memorial, Desiring the Allowance for a Missionary at Savanah 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 488 

might be transfer'd from the Bev^ M' Thomas Boeomworth to the Rev' 
M' Bartholomew Zouberbuhler, would entitle the said M' Zoaberbuhler 
only to the Remainder of the Term of three Years, for which the said 
Allowance was granted to M' Bosomworth. 
Resolved 

That the said Memorial be withdrawn. 
Resolved 

That Another Memorial be presented to the Incorporated Society for 
propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts, recommending the ReV* M*^ 
Bartholomew Zouberbuhler to succeed the Rev** M' Thomas Bosom- 
worth in the Mission of Savanah with the usual Salary for such time as 
the Society shall think proper. 

Bead a Memorial to the said Purpose. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affiz'd to said Memorial 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Read a Petition to the Hon^* House of Commons for a Supply, as 
Order'd to be drawn np at the last Board. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Petition. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

M' Charles Watson attended at the Board and resigned his Offices of 
Bailiff of the Town Court of Savanah, and One of the Assistants for the 
Province of Georgia ; And it appearing that the Sum of thirty Nine 
Pounds ten Shillings has been paid by M' Verelst to the said M' Watson 
in part of the Sum of fifty Pounds upon the foot of the Minute of the 
Common Council Monday November 11"* 1745, Which Sum of fifty 
Pounds was to be paid to the said Watson (on Condition that he should 
transport himself by the first Opportunity to the Colony of Georgia) for 
Defraying his Passage to England, towards his Subsistance during his 
Stay in England, and for Defraying his Passage back again to the Col- 
ony of Georgia, and in full of all his Demands upon the Trust, except 
for his Salary as Bailiff and Assistant; And M' Watson, by resigning the 
said Offices, and refusing to return to the Colony, not performing the 
Condition on Which the said Sum of Thirty Nine Pounds ten Shillings 



484 COLONIAL RECORDS* 

was paid to him, He was reqaired to repay the same, Upon Which he 
promised to give sufficient Secarity for that Porpose before the first of 
next January. 
Order'd 

That the Accountant do take of the said M' Charles Watson such suf- 
ficient Security for the aforesaid Sum of Thirty Nine Pounds ten 
Shillings. 

Adjoum'd 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday December 23 1745 

Present 
M' Vernon President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Smith. 

The Accountant laid before the Trustees a Letter Dated this present 
23"* of December from M' Charles Watson to him, setting forth. That he 
should be obliged to the Trustees if they would permit him to resign his 
Commission ; And as they are of Opinion that he has no right to the Sum 
of Thirty Nine Pounds ten Shillings Which he has receiv'd, he will pro- 
cure a proper Person to become Bound with him in a Bond for the re- 
payment of the same, if it shall appear on a fair State of the Case, that 
he has receiv'd it unjustly ; On the Other hand, if they please to allow 
him What he has already receiv'd towards reimbursing him his Expences, 
and his Salary to this Day, in lieu of Extra Services, he shall be thank- 
fuU, and will then sign a Receipt in full of all Demands, tho' it is a much 
smaller Sum than he ever could have thought the Trustees would have 
adjudg'd he merited. As to the Sum of Ten Pounds ten Shillings still 
in M' Verelst's Hands, he is contented. That should be applied for pay- 
ing the Passage of some Other Person in his Place. 
Resolved 

That an Extract be made of the Minutes of the Common Council and 
the Trustees relating to M' Watson, and that the same and the aforesaid 
Letter be refer'd to M' Thomas Tower for his Opinion What may be 
proper for the Trustees to do in the said AfiJEur. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 486 



Vestry Room of S* Margaret's Church 

Thursday March 20*^ 174f 

Present 
D' Hales President 
M' Vernon 
M' Anderson 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
I> Wilson 
M' Burton 
M' Smith. 

The State of the Accounts and Proceedings of the Year 1745 was read 
and Order'd to be entered. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev^ M' Glocester 
Ridley for his Excellent Sermon preach'd this Day, And that he be de- 
sired to print the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Wednesday Aprill 2. 1746 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President. 
M' Vernon 
S' William Heathcote. 

Read a Letter receiv'd by the Post March SI"" from M' John Dobell 
Dated Savanah Oct' 29. 1745 
Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Dobell acknowledging the Receipt of the 
same. > 

The Trustees after this taking into consideration the Difficulty that has 
all along attended the Correspondence between them and the President and 
Assistants, And that no Letter has been receiv'd by the Trustees from 
any of their Officers in the Province of a fresher Date than Aprill 30^ 
1745 except the foregoing. 



486 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That the Secretary do write to the Gh>venior and (Jouneil of Soath 
Carolina setting forth the aforesaid Difficulty of Correspondence, and 
Desiring them to receive and inclose in theirs to England the DiqMtches 
from Georgia to the Trust, and to transmit to Savanah the Lett^s and 
Parcels directed thither from the Trustees; And that Whatever Ex- 
pences may attend this the President M^ William Stephens will have 
Orders to defray. 
Order'd 

That a Copy of the said Letter be sent to the President. 

Adjoum'd. 



Queen's Square Westminster 

Monday May 19*^ 1746 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President. 
(Jen* Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
D' Wilson 
Earl of Shaftesbury. 

The Accountant laid before the Trustees a Copy of a Bill drawn on 
him by the Rev* M' Thomas Bo3om worth, Which was noted for Non Ac- 
ceptance the third Instant, Which Bill is in the following Words. Viz^ 

Frederica Georgia Feb'' 11. 174| 
EjlcT £50 

Sir 
At thirty days sight after this my second Bill of Exchange my first 
and third of the same tenor and date not being paid pay to M' Edward 
Jenkins or Order the sum of Fifty Pounds Sterling in part of Bounty 
settled by the Hon*"^ the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Geor- 
gia upon different kinds of Grain raised within the said Colony in the 
Year 1739 and place to said Account of 

Sir 
Your very humble Servant 

Tho' Bosomwobth. 
To M' Harman Verelst 

in Queen's Square Westminster. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 487 

(Endowed) Pay to M" Mary Whaley or Order the Contents of the with- 
in Bill. E»w* Jenkhts. 
Ordered 

That the Answer to be given to the said Bill when brought for pay- 
ment be as follows. 

'*That all Claims for raising of Com in the Year 1739 were to be made 
''and paid, if found doe, by the proper Officers in Georgia, to whom the 
''Tmstees have now wrote to examine the Claim of Mary the Wife of 
''Thomas BoBomworth, and to pay what they shall find due to her on 
"such Claim." 

Bead a Deposition of Mary Bosomworth relating to the Com raised by 
her late Husband Jacob Matthews in the aforesaid Year 1739 and by 
her self in the Year 1742. 

M' Thomas Jones attending produced an Account Wherein the said 
Jacob Matthews is Debtor to the Trustees in October 1738 to the 
Amount of Eighty One Pounds Sixteen Shillings and three pence three 
£eurthings ; In October 1739 to the Amount of Seventeen Pounds Eight- 
een Shillings and ten Pence farthing more, And since that time in a 
further Amount of Fifteen Pounds four Shillings and Six Pence half 
Penny. Making together the Sum of One hundred and fourteen Pounds 
Nineteen Shillings and Eight pence half Penny. 

Bead a Memorial of the said Mary Bosomworth, received by the Post 
from Portsmouth the 5^ of last December, Desiring a Grant to her Hus- 
band M" Thomas Bosomworth of a Tract of Land called Yamacraw from 
the West Line of the Town of Savanah to Pipemaker's Creek ; And also 
Desiring Payment of an Account therewith presented Whereon the Sum 
of One thousand two hundred and four Pounds Nine Shillings and Eight 
Pence is stated to be the Balance. But the same consisting of a Claim for 
One hundred Pounds a Year as Interpreter to the Indians for twelve 
Years, Whereof the Sum of two hundred Pounds is mentioned to have 
been received of Gen^ Oglethorpe in part ; and for Fifty Pounds Reward 
for the first Load of Wheat ; for One hundred and fifty Pounds for Boun- 
ties on Corn Pease and Potatoes raised in the Year 1739 ; And for Four 
Pounds Nine Shillings and Eight Pence for Bounties on Corn Pease and 
Potatoes raised in the Year 1742. 
Besolved 

That it be refer'd to the Common Council to consider of that Part of 
Mary Bosomworth's Memorial Which relates to the Grant of the Tract 
of Land And to order Copies of the aforesaid Accounts of Jacob Mathews 



488 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

and Mary Bosomworth to be sent over to the President and Assistants in 
Georgia with an Listruction to them that no Salary as Interpreter was 
ever granted by the Trustees, And that Whatever Service Mary Bosom- 
worth has done in that Station She has been fully satisfied for ; That as 
to the Reward of Fifty Pounds daim'd for the first Load of Wheat raised 
in Georgia the Trustees never engag'd themselves in any such Promise ; 
And as to the Bounties on Corn Pease and Potatoes raised in the Years 
1739 and 1742 That the President and Assistants should examine into 
the foundation of those Claims ; Which not being properly made when 
Other Claimants became indtled and were paid, Nor ever made in the 
Lifetime of Jacob Mathews nor since his Death by his Widow (to the 
knowledge of the Trustees) untill by the said Memorial and the Deposi- 
tion of the said Mary Bosomworth ; It thereby Appears that in those 
Years no such Bounties were expected by the said Jacob Mathews, or his 
Widow, by their not applying in time fcr the proper Views and Measure- 
ment by two Freeholders ; Directed to certify the Quantities raised in 
order to ascertain the Bounties, Which greatly afiects the present Claims; 
However if it should appear to the satisfaction of the President and As- 
sistants that Any thing is really due to the late Jacob Mathews or bis 
Widow for such Bounties over and above what is due from the said Jacob 
Mathews to the Trustees, that they may be authorised to pay such Over- 
plus. 

Adjoum'd. 



Bxcise OflSce Old Jewry 

Thursday June 12*^ 1746 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M'Eyre 
M' L'apostre 
M'Tho' Tower 
M' Smith. 

Bead Several Letters from the Bev"* M' Bolzius dated in January and 
February 174|, Mentioning among other Particulars that the Saw Mill 
at Ebenezer is brought to perfection, and in a condition to saw with two 
Saws above One thousand feet of Boards in twenty four Hours. That by 
consent of the President and Council at Savanah he had borrowed six 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 489 

Brasses belonging to the Trustees Old Saw Mill, and preserved in the 
Store at Savanah, and he desires a Grant of the same to the Saltzburgh- 
ers. That M' Von Munch, an eminent Merchant at Augsburgh has con- 
tributed a great deal to the happy Settlement of Ebenezer, as well as to 
the raising the Saw Mill, he having besides Many Gifts in Money and 
Goods generously lent M' Bolzius about two hundred Pounds for two 
Years. 
Resolved 

That the six Brasses Which were lent from the Store to M' Bolzius be 
granted to the Saltzburghers for the use of the Saw Mill. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary write a Letter to M' Von Munch, returning him 
the Trustees thanks for hb Benefactions and kindness to M' Bolzius and 
the Saltzbui^hers ; That he acquaint him that the Trustees are desirous 
of seeing him One of their Body; and propose to elect him a Trustee at 
the Anniversary Meeting in March next and they hope he will have no 
Objection thereto ; That with this Letter to M' Von Munch a List of the 
Trustees and the most Material Papers and Sermons be likewise sent. 

Bead a Letter from the Bev'' M' Thomas Bosomworth Dated Frederica 
Feb*^ 24 174^ That in consequence of Affidavit under the Seal of the 
Colony of Georgia sent to the Trustees of the Quantity of different kinds 
of Grain raised in the said Colony by M' Jacob Mathews in the Year 
1739 And his Widow (now Mary Bosomworth) in the Year 1742, he had 
that day drawn upon the Accountant (to whom the Letter was written) 
a Set of Bills of Exchange for the Sum of fifty four Pounds Nine Shil- 
lings and Eight Pence Sterling in part of Bounty Money settled by the 
Trustees upon different kinds of Produce in the said Years And the Ac- 
countant acquainting the Trustees that a Notorial Copy of Another Bill 
for fifty Pounds, Dated the 10*^ of February last, had been brought to 
him drawn by the said M' Bosomworth. 
Resolved 

That the same Answer be given to the said two Bills as was order'd by 
the Trustees May 19"* to be given to the BOl for fifty Pounds drawn by 
M' Bosomworth February ll*"* 174f 

Adjoum'd. 



490 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Queen's Square Westminster 

Thuraday July 10^ 1746 

Present 
M' Smith President 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
M' Laroche 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' L'apostre. 

Bead a Petition of Charles Watson setting forth, That having left his 
Affiurs in Georgia unsettled, and met with great Disappointments in Eng- 
land ; he was desirous to return to Georgia under such Appointment as 
should be thought fit, wherein he engages to exert his Capacity with 
Diligence and Integrity, Being sensible of the Esteem he has lost by his 
imprudent coming to England without the Trustees Direction for that 
Purpose. 

Which being taken into Consideration. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that M^ Charles Wat- 
son be appointed to succeed M' William Spencer in the Office of third 
Bailiff of the Town of Savanah ; in case M' Samuel Marcer or M' Patrick 
Gniham bath not accepted the said Office. 
Resolved 

That if either M' Samuel Marcer or Patrick Graham hath accepted the 
aforesaid Office, It be recommended to the Common Council to remove 
M' John Pye from the Office of Becorder of the Town Court at Savanah 
and appoint M' Charles Watson Becorder in hb Room. M* John Pye hav- 
ing neglected the Duty of his said Office. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to approve of the Ac. 
countant's Advancing to the said Charles Watson the sum of ten Pounds 
ten Shillings to pay his Passage to Georgia, and the further Sum of ten 
Pounds to supply him with Necessaries on his going over ; As no Salary 
can commence payable to the said Charles Watson untill he is admitted 
into the Office intended for him. 

Adjourn'd. 



I 

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COLONIAL RECORDS. 4^1 

Monday December 29 1746 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
8' William Heathcote 
M' I^apostre. 

Bead several Letters and Papers brought from Georgia by the Tartar 
Man of War. Viz^ A Copy of M' Stephens's Journal from December 
^5. 1744 to the 26"* of Feb^^ following, from June 24. 1746 to the Zl" 
of August following, from October 18^ 1745 to the SI" of Detf follow- 
ing And from July 31"* 1746 to the 11*** of September following. 

A Copy of the Proceedings of the President and Assistants from No- 
vember 23. 1744 to the 23* of Feb'^ 17 ^ From June 15 1745 to the 
31" of August following From October 11*^ 1746 to the SI" of Dec' 
following. And from July 21*' 1746 to the 28*^ of August 1746. 

Two Letters from M' Stephens to the Sec*^ Dated June 24"* 1746 
And August SI** 1746. 

Five Letters from M' Stephens to the Accountant Dated June 24^ 
1745, August 31-* 1746, October 18"* 1745,''july 31" 1746 and Sept' 15 
1746. 

Four Plans of the Church at Savanah 

A Letter from M' William Spencer to the Trustees Dated July 31"' 
1746. 

A Letter from M' Patrick Graham to the Trustees and an Affidavit 
relating to M' John Terry. 

Copies of the Schedules of Several Papers sent at different times to 
the Trust. 

Copy of an Advertisement fix'd up by several Carpenters at Savanah. 

A Letter from M' iJphn Dobell to the Trustees and a Petition for a 
Town Lot at Savanaa to ok confirm'd to him. 

A Petition of Alexander Wood for five hundred Acres on Withering, 
ton otherwise Oyster Bluff. 

A List of Indian Traders to whom Licenses were granted for the Year 
1746 sign'd John DobelL 

A List of Trust Grants made for parcelling out Lots to Lihabitants of 
Georgia and for other Uses, sign'd John Dobell Register. 



492 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

A List of LeaBes Grants and Convejanoes made by the Trustees to 
Persons intending to go over to Georgia and cultivate the same at their 
own Ezpences. sign'd John Dobeii Register. 

A State of Savanah distinguishing the present Proprietors of Houses, 
and the Inhabitants in the several Wards and Tythings. sign'd John 
Dobell Register 

And a List of the Names of the Children at Savanah Free School 
taken July 16*^ 1746. by John Dobel| School Master. 

It appearing to the Trustees upon reading M' Stephens's Journal that 
on the 26'*' of Feb"^ 174^ Sevend German and Swiss Settlers at Vemon- 
burgh, Acton and adjacent Places brought him a Petition to the Trus- 
tees, Setting forth the great Want they were in of a Minister, that they 
were more than two hundred and forty in Number, Men Women and 
Children. All agreeing in the same Protestant Confession according to 
the Institution of Calvin, And Desiring that the Rev^ M' Joachim Zubli 
might be appointed their Minbter Which Petition was in a Ship taken 
in its Passage to England. 

The Trustees took the same into Consideration, And after reading the 
Minutes November 1" 1745 by Which the Rev* M' Bartholomew Zou- 
berbuhler was appointed Minister at Savanah, Who undertook to preach 
and officiate not only in the Englbh Language to the Inhabitants of Sa- 
vanah, but in the German and French likewise to the aforesaid Inhabi- 
tants of Vernonburgh and Acton. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the said M' Zouberbuhler to make an Al- 
lowance of ten pounds ^ Ann to the Rev* M' Joachim Zubli, on con- 
dition that the said M' Zubli officiates for him as an Assistant at the 
aforesaid Places of Vernonburgh and Acton &c. Which are at'too great a 
Dbtance, for the Women and Children especially, to go to Divine Wor- 
ship ; And the said Allowance to, commence from the time that the said 
M' Zouberbhuler shall receive a third Servant to'be maintain'd for him 
by the Trust, during his making the said Allowance. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to maintain a third 
Servant for M' Zouberbuhler, during his madding an Allowance of ten 
pounds ^ Ann. to the aforesaid M' Zubli 

It appearing to the Trustees likewise by the Proceedings of the Presi- 
dent and Assistants on August 3. 1745 that upon the Application of the 
aforesaid German and Swiss Sellers and their agreeing by joint Labour 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 493 

to erect a Tabernacle for Divine Worship (Which might serve likewise 
for a School) the President and Assistants had order'd the Surveyor to 
lay out two Acres, being Part of the Vacant Land between the Town, 
ships of Vemonburgh and Acton, and had order'd forty Shillings to be 
expended in the purchase of Necessaries for the said Service. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to approve of the 
same ; And also, That, if the said Setlers shall agree by joint Labour to 
cultivate any Land for the Subsistance of their Minister, Fifty Acres 
may be granted out of the aforesaid Vacant Land for the Religious Uses 
of the said Settlement. 

The Trustees then took into consideration Part of M' Stephens's Jour- 
nal Dec' S^ and 4"^ 1745 And a Letter from M' Stephens Dated Sept' 
15. 1746, by which it appeared that the Church is as yet unfinished, that 
the Roof of it is covered with Shingles, but, as to the Sides and Ends of 
it, it remains a Skeleton. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that Orders be sent 
to M' Stephens, that the Outside of the Church should with the utmost 
Dispatch be feather boarded then tarred and sanded, and the Inside Walls 
be boarded and painted ; And that M' Stephens be directed to send to 
M' Bolzius for Whatever Plank may be necessary for the said Purposes. 
And that a Letter may be written to M' Bolzius to furnish the President 
and Assistants with Cypress or any Other the most durable Plank on as 
reasonable Terms as possible, and to let him know, that when the Ac- 
counts for the same are settled between him and the President and As- 
sistants, the Trustees will pay him for the said Plank. 

Then the Trustees read the Proceedings of the President and Assist- 
ants on the 14"* of Dec' 1744, by Which it appear*d that upon a Petition 
of Christopher Ortman They had come to a Resolution that the said M' 
Ortman had been misrepresented to the Society for promoting Christian 
Ejiowledge, And that they made the said Ortman School Master at 
Vemonburgh and Acton with an Allowance of twelve Pounds ^ Ann. 
Order'd 

That it be recommended to the Common Council, That the Sec^^ do 
write to M' Stephens and acquaint him that the Trustees entirely disap- 
prove of and disallow the Settlement of twelve Pounds a Year upon the 
said Christopher Ortman. That they are surpris'd at the Resolution 
Which the President and Assistants came to. Viz^ ''That M' Ortman 



494 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

was misrepresented to the aforesaid Societj,'' without bearing any Body 
but M' Ortman himself upon that Subject ; That the Trustees cannot but 
take notice of and condemn the Inference drawn by them, Vist. That 
the placing the said M' Ortman at Vernonburgh and Acton is a Saving 
to the Trust, as if they were oblig'd to maintain Every Body Who for 
Misbehaviour may have been discharg'dy Which the Trustees can never 
come into. 

It appearing by the Proceedings of the President and Assistants on 
Jan'7 15^ 174| that M" Avery had delivered up to them four different 
Plans drawn by her Deceased Husband M' Joseph Avery Surveyor. 
Ordered 

That the Sec*^ do send the Trustees Direcdons to M' Stephens, to 
send home the said Plans only by a Man of War, and to wrap them in 
an Oil Skin, and put them in a Box, filling this up afterwards with 
Saw Dust. 

It Appearing by the Proceedings of the President and Assistants Jan'' 
S0»^ 174| that M' John Millidge (An Officer at Fort Argyle) had peti- 
tioned them for a Grant of five hundred Acres of Land on the River 
Ogeechee, And that they recommended him as an Industrious Man to 
the Trustees, tho' the said Millidge is already possessed of a Town Lot and 
fifty Acres of Land at Savanah, which is uncultivated. 
Resolved 

That it be proposed to the Common Council, that the Secretary be 
ordered to write to the President, and acquaint him, that the Trustees can. 
not resolve to grant the five hundred Acres to the said John Millidge 
because the President and Assistants have not represented his Substance 
and Ability to cultivate the same. Which they ought to have done, since 
his Town Lot at Savanah has been entirely neglected ; If it shall appear 
however, that he has (independent of his Military Command) sufficient 
Means for cultivating five hundred Acres, the Trustees will have no Ob- 
jections to granting the same, on condition that he shall relinquish his 
Town ^t at Savanah. 
Ordered 

That the Sec**^ do acquaint M' Stephens, that the Trustees had ordered 
a Return to be made to them of the Grants and Leases, Which had been 
occupied, in order to ascertain the Quit Rents and make a proper Return 
thereof to the Auditor of the Plantations; Which has not yet been re- 
ceived by them ; That a Copy of One however has been sent to them 
by M' John Dobell the Register, And by this there appear to be Reasons 



COLONIAL RECOEDS. 495 

given Why the Proprietors of Lands have not occupied the same, Which 
the President and Assistants were not required to do, but only to state 
the Facts. 

Bead a Petition of M' John Dobell at Charles Town South Carolina, 
desiring the Trustees to confirm the Grant of a Town Lot at Savanah 
to him. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to confirm the same 
with a Proviso, that the said John Dobell returns within a Year to culti- 
vate, and occupy the same by himself or Servants ; And that M' Dobell 
be acquainted that he may afterwards upon his Application have leave 
of Absence or a Power of Alienatiop. That it be recommended like- 
wise to invite the said John Dobell back to Savanah to take Care of the 
School, and execute again the Office of Roister, 

It appearing by M' Stephens's Journal August 21"^ 1746. that the 
Rev^ M' Thomas Bosomworth had sent to South Carolina for six Negroes 
to be emplo/d at his Plantation at the Forks at the Alatamaha River ; 
And that Negroes have been creeping into the Colony at Augusta and 
other remote Places. 
Qrder'd 

That the Sec*^ do write to M' Stephens, and acquaint him, that the 
Trustees are surpris'di that He as President, and the Assistants have not 
taken any Step to punish and put a Stop to such a Violation of the Law 
against Negroes, nor propos'd any Means for the Trustees doing it, but 
have contented themselves with seeing, and complaining of it. 

An Advertisement being read, sign'd by several Carpenters at Savanah, 
and stuck up at several Places in the said Town, Whereby they have 
combined and resolved not to work below particular Prices Specified therein. 
Ordered 

That the Act of Parliament Intitled be sent over to the 

wo 
President and ^sdstants, with Orders for them to apprize the People of 
the Consequibces of the said Act, and to put the same in force. 

Read a Letter from M' Patrick Graham (one of the Assistants) Dated 
Sept' 13*^ 1746 Setting forth That an Allowance of Twenty pounds a 
Year is in the Trustees Estimate for a Surgeon to dispense Medicines to 
such poor People as cannot employ One ; That the said Allowance has 
never yet been accepted by any Person. That He, having been bred an 
Apothecary and Surgeon desires the same, And that thereby he can give 
a closer Attendance at Savanah as an Assistant. 



496 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to give the said Al- 
lowance of twenty Pounds a Year to M' Patrick Graham, And that the 
Medicines, of Which he has sent a Lbt, be sent over for the use of the 
poor People. 

Upon reading a Paragraph in M' Stephens's Journal July 30^ 1745 
setting forth, That he as President and the Assistants had granted a Li- 
cense to a Person at Augusta for keeping a Publick House there, And 
that Capt. Kent had complain'd thereof, as being a Lessening of his Au- 
thority as Conservator of the Peace there. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do acquaint M' Stephens that He and the Assistants 
might and should have left it to Capt Kent to grant the said License, 
since the Capt, as Conservator of the Peace, had the same Power as 
Justices of the Peace have in England, and being upon the Spot must 
be the best Judge of a proper Person for having a License. Tliat Capt 
Kent was not a Conservator of the Peace, when the Powers were granted 
to the President and Assistants to license Publick Houses. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to confirm the fol- 
lowing Grants made by the President and Assistants. Vizt 

A Grant made July 26 1745 of a fifty Acre Lot at the new Village 
on Skeedaway Island to Thomas SpameL 

A Grant of a fifty Acre Lot in the Town of Savanah made the same 
Day to Christian Camphire. 

A Grant of a fifty Acre Lot at Abercorn made June 7^ 1746 to James 
Grant, mentioned in the Minutes of the President and Assistants No- 
vember 6»* 1745 

A Grant of a fifty Acre Lot at Abercorn made Nov' 22. 1745 to 
Christian Dasher. 

And a Grant of a Lot in the Town of Savanah made Dec' 23 1745 
to Jacob Holbrook. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended likewise to the Common Council to approve 
of the Purchase made by John Lawrence of Frederica of the Lot N* 2 
in the first Tything of the lower New Ward of Samuel Clee, the Presi- 
dent and Assistants having recommended the same ; Provided that the 
said John Lawrence occupies the said Lot by himself or Servants. 

Adjoum'd 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 497 



Friday January 2. 1746. 

PreBent 
M' L'apostre President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Thomas Tower 
M' Laroche. 
Order'd 

That a Memorial be prepared and sign'd by the Secretary to the Lords 
Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury for issuing the sum of Four 
thousand Pounds granted in the last Session of Parliament to the Trustees, 
for the further Settling and Improving the Celony of (Georgia. 

Adjourn'd. 

Friday January SO*^ 174f 

Present 
Gen' Oglethorpe President 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
M' Laroche 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Thomas Archer 
M' Tuffnell 
M' Smith. 

Read a Letter of Attorney Appointing M' Harman Verelst the Ac- 
countant to receive the sum of Four thousand Pounds granted to the 
Trustees in the last Session of Parliament for the further settling and Im. 
proving the Colony of Georgia. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the Same 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Resolved 

That M' Laroche be desired to keep the said Letter of Attorney till 
the Issue of the Money is ready to be made at the Exchequer, and to at> 
tend the receiving the same, and paying it afterwards into the Bank of 
England for the Use of the Trust 

[88c.r..T.l.] 



498 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

M' Smith reported to the Board that the Bev' M' John Berriman, 
Bector of & Albans Wood street has engag'd to preach the Anniversary 
Sermon on the third Thursday in March next. 

Adjourn'd. 



Monday February 16. 174f 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M' Thomas Archer 
ly Hales 
Basolved 

That it be refer^d to the Committee of Correspondence to consider of 
proper Methods for procuring fiill Information of the State of the Colony. 
Ordered 

That the Sec'*' do write to Thomas Corbet Esq' Sec"^ to the Lords 
Commiarioners for Executing the Office of Lord High Admiral to procure 
their Lordships Orders to Capt. Hamar of the Adventure Man of War 
to take under his Care a Box of Papers for the Colony of G^rgia. 

Adjoum'd. 



Monday March 2. 174| 

Present 

M' Vernon President 

Earl of Egmont 

Lord Tyrconnel 

Earl of Shaftesbury. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council February 16. 
174^ a Deed appointing Major William Horton a Conservator of the 
Peace at Frederica 

' Seal'd pursuant to an Order of the Common Council February 16 174f 
a Deed appointing M' John Calwell a Conservator of the Peace at 
Frederica. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 499 

Oider'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Order'd 

That the Letters to William Stephens Esq' be Subscrib'd and Super- 
scribed to him as President and to the Assbtants. 

Adjoum'd. 



At the Vestry Room of S* Margaret^s Churchy 

Thursday March 19* 174f 

P^resent 
IF Hales President 
M' Vernon 
Oen^ Oglethorpe 
M' Cornewall 
ly Wilson 
M' Burton 
M' Anderson 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Smith 

The State of the Accounts and Proceedings of the Trust for the If ear 
1746 was read and ordered to be enter'd. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of a Common Council Man 
in the room of M' Edward Digby Deceased, and the Bev^ D' Wilson was 
elected. 

They likewise proceeded to the Choice of Trustees and Francis Cokayne 
Esq' Alderman of the City of London and Samuel LLoyd Esq' were 
unanimously elected. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to Samuel LLoyd Esq' for a 
Model of a Machine for Winding of Silk presented by him to the Trust. 
Resolved 

That M' Chretien Von Munch and the Rev* M' Samuel Urlsperger of 
Augsburgh be appointed Corresponding Members of the Trust for the 
Service of Saltzburghers and Other Germans Who may be inclined to go 
to Georgia. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev^ M' Berriman for 



600 COLONIAL EECORDS. 

his Excellent Sermon preaoh'd before them this day, And that he be de- 
sired to print the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Friday May 29* 1747 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Earl of Egmont 
M' Vernon 
Gten* Oglethorpe 
M'Eyre 

M' Thomas Tower 
S' WUliam Heathoote 
M' Tufihel 
M' LLoyd 
M' Gomewall 
M' Chandler. 

Beoeiv'd a Receipt from the Bank of England for the Sam of Four 
thousand Pounds paid in by the Accountant the 21"^ Instant, Which was 
received that Day at the Exchequer, being the Money granted to the 
Trustees out of the Supplies for the Year 1746 ; And the Accountant 
having reported that he received the same without Fees, Which were re- 
mitted by the following Offices for the use of the Colony. Viz* 

By the Treasury 7. 3. 6. 

By the Qerk of the Pells .... 16. 7. 

By the Auditor of his Maj'^*" Exchequer 25. 7. 

By the Tellers 60. 0. 

107. 17. 6 
Whereby the Net Money arising by the said Issue ) oqqo o e 
would have been only j 

£4000. 0. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do return the thanks of the Trustees to the several 
proper Officers for their said respective Benefactions. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 601 

The Accountant then acquainted the Trustees that the Cash in the 
Bank of England this Day for the Utse of the Trust amounts to Five 
thousand seven hundred and fifty five Pounds One Shilling and Eleven 
Pence. 
Resolved 

That Gen^ Oglethorpe and Thomas Tower Esq' be desired to represent 
to the R' Hon^ Horace Walpole Esq' Auditor of the Plantations the 
Condition of the Colony of Georgia with regard to the Quit Rents, and 
to ask his Opinion in what manner they may be best reliev'd therein. 

Adjoum'd. 



Thursday July 16. 1747 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
M' Vernon 
M' L'apostre 
ly Hales 
M' Smith. 

Read a Letter from M' John Terry, late Recorder at Frederica, and 
Correspondent with the President and Assistants in Georgia, Dated 
the 28*'' of May last, setting forth the hardships he has suffered for doing 
hb Duty in the said Office of Correspondent, the Losses he sustain'd by 
being obliged to quit his Improvements at Frederica, and the ill Treat- 
ment he received at Savanah, Which oblig'd him to quit the Colony and 
go to Charles Town in order to embark for England ; And that being 
taken Prisoner in his Passage by the French, it had occasioned great and 
unavoidable Expences ; And it appearing by a Letter to the said M** 
Terry dated the 6*** of February 1744, that his said Employments were 
to cease at Frederica on the Receipt thereof. Which was the 14*^ of June 
1745 ; And that the Trustees encouraged his going to settle at Savanah, 
with an Litent to provide for him the first Vacancy, And that on his 
laying before them hb reasonable Expences of removing to a new Settle- 
ment in the District of Savanah, they should be consider'd ; And it fur- 
ther appearing by the Accounts received, that the said M' Terry has been 
paid in Georgia up to Midsummer 1745 his Salaries as Recorder and 
Correspondent, the first at twenty pounds a Year, and the Other at ten 
Pounds a Year, and ten pounds a Year Additional since the President & 



502 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Atsistants were appointed for the whole Prorince, Afl ako his Allowance 
of twelve pounds three Shillings and four Pence a Year for the Mainte- 
nance of a Bervanty as also that the said M' Terry had drawn a Bill on the 
Trustees Accountant the 4^ of December 1745 for twenty five Pounds 
more. Which was paid in July 1746. 
Resolved 

That it is the Opinion of the Trustees to recommend it to the Common 
Council to allow the Bill for twenty five Pounds to be as an Equivalent 
for the said M' Terry's Expences in removing from Frederica ; And that 
Two Years further Allowances amounting to one hundred A four Pounds 
six Shillings and Eight Pence be paid to him, in consideration of his 
Losses and Sufferings and in full of all Demands Whatsoever fi*om the 
Trustees, he signing a General Release, Provided that M' Terry was not 
paid in Georgia beyond Midsummer 1745; And in case he was paid fur- 
ther, then so much as he may have so received to be Accounted as P^trt 

Read a Petition of John Neild, late Clerk to the several Ministers at 
Frederica since the Year 1739 ; Setting forth, that he was appointed 
Clerk in June 1739, and received no Salary but from Midsummer 1743; 
And Praying four Years Arrears, being twenty Pounds, may be paid 
to him. 

And it appearing that on October 22. 1739 M' Francis Moore receiv'd 
the Sum of Four hundred Pounds to discharge the Trustees Estimate at 
Frederica from Michaelmas 1739, (the Commencement thereof) Wherein 
Five pounds a Year were appropriated for a Parish Clerk there. 
Resolved 

That the Accountant do inquire of the said M' Francis Moore, 
Whether he paid the said John Neild any, and What Part of the said 
Allowance ; And in case he did not pay any. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to pay to the said 
John NeUd What he has not receiv'd of the said Allowance fix>m 
Michaelmas 1739. 

Read a Letter drawn up by the Secretary to William Stephens Esq*^ 
Ordered 

That the same be sent by the first Opportunity. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 608 

Tuesday August 4"^ 1747 

Present 

M' Vernon President 
ly Hales 
M' Smith. 

Seal'd the following Appointments Viz^ 

of William Spencer to be second Bailiff of Savanah and One of the 
Assistants in the room of M' Charles Watson. 

of M' Samuel Maroer to be third Bailiff of Savanah and One of the 
Assistants in the room of M' William Spencer. 

And of M' Charles Watson to be Recorder of Savanah in the room of 
M' John Pje remov'd from that Office 
Order'd 

That they be countersign'd by the Accountant in the Absence of the 
Secretary and sent to G^rgia by the first Opportunity. 

Adjourn'd 

Monday December 21"" 1747 

Present 

Earl of Shaftesbury President 
Earl of Egmont 
Gen^ Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
S' John Barrington 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 

Read a Letter from M' Thomas Smith Deputy to the R' Hon^** 
Horatio Walpole Esq' Auditor Gen' of the Plantations in America, with 
ah Extract of Memorials of Grants of Lands in Georgia, that have been 
exhibited by the Trustees, and registered in the sud Auditor's Office ; 
and setting forth, that he was directed by M' Walpole to desire he may 
be acquainted, whether any more Lands have been granted by the Trus^ 
tees than what are contained in the aforesaid Extract of Memorials; and 
Whether any, and What Part of the Quit Rents have ever been paid 
upon any of the Grants hitherto made, or to whom, for his Majesty's 



504 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Use, according to his Letters Patent, that they may be duly accounted 

for, Audited, and passed. 

Order'd 

That a Letter be sent to M' Smith, desiring him to acquaint the B* 
Hon^ Horatio Walpole, Auditor Gen* of the Plantations ; That the 
Trustees being mindful of his Majesty's Listructions in their Charter, 
sent a Letter to the President in Georgia dated the 19* of August 1745, 
relating to the Commencement of Quit Bents there, and requiring a Be- 
turn to be made proper for ascertaining the said Quit Bents on each 
particular Grant, And That, in pursuance of the said Orders, a Betum 
has been made, Which was received in the Month of March last; But 
this not being satisfactory to the Trustees, They have thought proper to 
renew their Orders to their Officers in Georgia, for Another more com- 
pleat to be transmitted to them by the first Opportunity ; Which, as soon 
as received, will be sent to the Auditor. 
Besolved 

That a Memorial of M' John Terry to the Trustees, Dated November 
30* 1747, and a Letter from the same to the Trustees Accountant re- 
ceived December 20* 1747 be refer'd to the Consideration of Thomas 
Tower, Bichard Chandler, Bobert Eyre and Henry Archer Esq" or any 
two of them ; And they are desired to report their Opinion on the same. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees, that a Quantity of Silk was 
brought over by the Ship Success Captain William Thomson in Septem- 
ber last Viz^ Thirty four Pounds and three Quarters sent from Savanah 
in September 1746, Which was to have been brought by the Tartar 
Man of War, but was left at Charles Town ; And Four Pounds of fine 
Silk sent from the Saltzburghers at Ebenezer in May last, besides some 
coarse Silk not yet weigh'd. 
Besolved 

That M' Lloyd be desired to view the said Silk, and give his Opinion 
of the Goodness of it, and what may be proper to be done with it. 

Oten} Oglethorpe laid before the Trustees a Letter from Major William 
Horton to them, Dated Frederica May 6* 1747, relating to several Fam- 
ilies coming from Other Parts of the Continent of North America to 
settle in Georgia, and proposing a Sum not exceeding four hundred 
Pounds to be Appropriated for theb Service. 
Besolved 

That the same be recommended to the Consideration of the Common 
Council. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. , 605 

M' Smith laid before the Trustees a Letter from M" Lucy Mouse, 
Dated Savanah May 15*^ 1747, Setting forth That She has suffered many 
Misfortunes since She has been there, and has bred up a large Family 
with great Difficulty, That two Daughters are dependent on her still, her 
Eldest having lost her Husband, being kill'd by the Spaniards. That 
about five Years ago her Husband died, and She is therefore obliged to 
quit her Plantation at Skeedaway, and seek a Livelihood at Savanah, 
Where She has not an House but that of her Son in Law. That in her 
Absence from Skeedaway the Boards &c of her House have been stolen, 
and put up in an adjacent Isle, and the Frame burnt by the Indians. 
That the Inhabitants of Skeedaway (with the consent of the Magistrates) 
agreed to sell each their Share of the Cattle that was upon the Island, 
as also the Shares of those Deceased at a Price they should all agree to, 
and the Purchaser was limited to the time of two Years to get up the 
Stock, after that to put on fresh as they were able. That two of the 
Deceased were indebted to her Husband, as appears by his Books, to 
whom She legally administer'd. That the Purchase Money of the living 
Freeholders has been paid, but the Magistrates have order'd, that what 
is due to the Deceased be paid into the Store, without first satisfying her 
Demand, tho' they have seen her Account, and don't contradict it. That, 
as She has no House any Where, and must follow her Business in Sa- 
vanah, She hopes the Trustees will grant her the Lot of M' Peter Grant, 
himself, his Wife and ChUd being dead. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council That if the said Lot 
of Peter Grant be lapsed to the Trustees, it be given to the said M" 
Lucy Mouse, and if it is not lapsed, that some other at Savanah be 
granted to her ; And That Instructions be sent to the President and As- 
sistants, that Justice be done to her in relation to her Claim ; that is to 
say, if the Trustees have no Demand stated, shewing a Debt Due to 
them from her, or her late Husband, that then her Share of the Stock 
arising by the sale of Cattle at Skeedaway be paid to her instead of its 
being paid to the Store; And if any such Debt is due, then the Balance 
over and above the said Debt be paid to her. 

Adjourn'd. 



506 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Saturday February 13. 174| 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Egmont 
ly Wilson 
M' Smith 

The Oath of Office as Common Council Man of the Trust was admin- 
ister'd to the Rev* D' Wilson 

Adjoum'd. 



At the Vestry Room of S* Margaret^s Churcli 

Thursday March 17* 174| 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 

M' Vernon 

M' Tracy 

8' William Heathcote 

M' Holland 

D' WUson 

M' Smith 

M' Anderson 

M' Lloyd. 
Re8oIved 

That an Instruction be prepared and afterwards seal'd and coonier- 
signM by the Secretary to the President and Asristants to the following 
Purport. That, after so many Declarations that the Introdoction and 
Use of Negroes in the Colony is not only inconsistent with the Intention of 
his Majesty's Charter, but also directly contrary to an Express Act ap- 
proved of by hiB Majesty in Council in the Year 1785 for the Year 
1735 for prohibiting the Importation and Use of Negroes, Declar- 
ing the Meaning and Intention of the said Charter ; The Trustees 
are surprised any Expectations of them can yet remain at Savanah, 
and in other Parts of the Colony; And therefore it must be, and 
is, upon that foundation, a Resolution of the Trustees never to per- 
mit the Introduction of Negrees into the Colony of (Georgia, as the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 607 

Danger which muBt arise from them in a Frontier Town is so evi- 
dent; Atid as the People, Who continue to chimour for Negroes 
declare that the Colony can never succeed without the use of them» 
it b evident they don't intend by their own Industry to contrib- 
ute to its Success, and must therefore rather hinder than promote it ; 
The Trustees therefore require it may be signified to all the Inhabitants 
of the Colony, that if any of them persist in declaring they cannot suc- 
ceed without Negroes, it would be of service to the Colony as well as 
themselves for them to retire into any other Province, where they will be 
freely allowed the Use of Negroes. 

The State of the Accounts and Proceedings of the Trust for the fear 
1747 was read and order'd to be enter'd. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Consideration of the Common Council 
to give the Sum of five Pounds to each of the two Saltzburgh Young 
Women, Who have learnt the art of winding Silk from the Coquons. 
Besolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev' M' Thoresby 
for his excellent Sermon preach'd before them this Day, And that he be 
desired to print the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Saturday March 19*^ 174J 

Present 
M' Tracy President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Vernon 
ly Wilson 
M' Holland 
M' Smith 
M' Comewall 
M' Tufihel 
Ordered 

That the Secretary write a Letter to Thomas Corbett Esq', desiring 
him to acquaint the Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of 
Lord high Admiral, that the Trustees understand their Lordships hi^ve 



508 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

been pleas'd to appoint Mark Care Eeq' Judge of the Court of Admiralty 
in the Province of Oeorgia upon the Representation of Lieut. CoP Heron, 
without the knowledge of, or any Application from the Trustees, in 
whom alone the Government of the Province of Greorgia is vested; 
Which the Trustees are desirous their Lordships should be acquainted 
with ; That the Trustees however have no objection to the said M' Care 
for the Appointment for the said Office of Judge of the Admiralty ; but 
on the contrary they recommend him to their Lordships for it. 
Order'd 

That a Copy be made of the several Papers laid before his Grace the 
Duke of Newcastle at the time when his Majesty's Title to the Limits of 
his Possessions on the North West Continent of America was contested by 
Mons^ Geraldino the Minister for the King of Spain, and likewise of 
Mons' Geraldino's Letter to the Duke of Newcastle, his Grace's Letter to 
the Trustees and the Trustees Memorial to the Queen. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Shaftesbury, Gen* Oglethorpe, James Vernon Esq% 
Robert Tracy Esq' and D' Wilson be desired to attend his Grace the 
Duke of Bedford, Principal Secretary of State, to desire his Grace's Fa- 
vour to and Protection of the Colony of Georgia at this critical Juncture. 
Resolved 

That a Letter be sent to the Secretary at War to represent to him, 
that the Trustees think themselves and the Colony of Georgia under their 
Care and Government much aggriev'd by Lieut. Col. Heron's raising Re- 
cruits for the Regiment within the said Colony ; That this must render 
abortive their Endeavours to support and improve the Colony, for Which 
they have from time to time sent People at the Expence of the Publick, 
and be in the end a Misapplication of the Money granted by Parliament 
for that Purpose ; That besides, it is, as they conceive, contrary to the 
express Orders given at the first raising of the said Regiment That the 
Trustees cannot but think if the Officers of the said Regiment are per- 
mitted to raise Recruits in any Part of America, it must prove of bad 
Consequence for many Reasons, which it is needless to trouble the Secre- 
tary at War with. 

Adjourn'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 509 



Friday March 25* 1748 

Present. 
D^ Wilson President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Vernon 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
W Lloyd 

Eeaolv'd 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to give directions for 
enlarging the Wharf at Savanah. 
Resolv'd 

That it be recommended likewise to the Common Council that Orders 
be sent for finishing the Church as soon as possible. 

Seal'd (pursuant to an Order of the Trustees at the General Meeting 
March the 17*^) an Listruction to the President and Assistants to be sig- 
nified to the Lihabitants of the Colony of Georgia that the Introduction 
and Use of Negroes will not be permitted. 

Seal'd (pursuant to an Order of the Common Council March the 19*^) 
an Appointment of M' Joann Lodvick Meyer to be a Conservator of the 
Peace at Ebenezer. 

Read a Letter from Capt. George Dunbar, desiring a Grant of five 
hundred Acres of Land upon the Island contiguous to Darien, and a 
Right of Common upon the remaining Part of the said Island ; And in 
consideration of the same he proposes to resign his former Grant. 
Resolved 

That the same be recommended to the Common Council. 

Read a Petition of M' William Shrubsole Gent° setting forth, That He 
and his Wife mtend very soon to embark for Georgia, and he proposes 
to settle and cultivate Lands there as far as his Abilities will permit him ; 
And therefore he desires the Trustees will grant him a Tract of Land in 
the Colony convenient to his Place of Residence. 

And being call'd in to explain himself, he desired a fifty Acre Lot upon 
the Island of S* Simon's. 



510 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

BeM>lved 

That the tame be recommeDded to the Common Council. 

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported, that He, and Oen' Oglethorpe, M' 
Vernon, M' Tracy, and D' Wilson did, (in pursuance of a Ifinute of the 
Trustees the 25"^ Instant) attend the Duke of Bedford, One of his Maj- 
esty's Principal Secretaries of State, with the Request of the Trustees; 
And that, in return to the same, his Grace expressed his good Wishes for 
the Colony of Georgia, and acquainted them that if the Trustees had any 
Papers to lay before his Majesty, He would readily do it 
Order'd 

That the Secretary write a Letter to William Chetwynd Esq', Secre- 
tary to the Duke of Bedford as Secretary of State, and acquaint him, 
That, as, at the Approaching Congress, the Limits of his Majesty's Pos- 
sessions in America may come under Consideration, the Trustees think it 
their indispensable Duty, to lay before his Grace the Agreements made 
with the Gk>vemor of Florida, and OfScers of the King of Spain's Terri- 
tories adjoining to the Colony of G^rgia, before the Commencement of 
the War; Shewing What the Trustees were then in possession of pursu- 
ant to his Majesty's Charter, together with the Right of the Crown of 
Great Britain to the River Alatamaha or 8* Mattheo (of late by the 
Spaniards call'd S* Juan) and also the Names of the Indian Nations in 
the said Province in alliance with his Majesty, Who have acted against 
the Spaniards during the present War, in pursuance of his Majesty's 
Orders. 
Order'd 

That in the next Letter to the President and Assistants they be di- 
rected to give an Account to the Trustees, What Persons have applied to 
them for leave to cut Timber in any Parts of the Province unoccupied, 
What the Nature of their Applications was, and What Rule the Presi- 
dent and Assistants observe in granting or refusing License for the same. 

The Secretary laid before the Trustees a Letter to him from Thomas 
Corbett Esq' to the following purport. That, since his Conversation with 
him concerning the Appointment of Mark Care Esq' to be Judge of the 
Vice Admiralty in the Province of Georgia, he had recollected that no 
Vice Admiralty Powers have yet been settled in the Province, for Which 
Reason M' Care cannot have a Warrant to be Judge of the Vice Admi- 
ralty Court. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary wait on Thomas Corbett Esq', Secretary to the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 511 

Lords of the Admiralty, and desire to know in what Manner the Trus- 
tees most apply for such Vice Admiralty Powers to be established in the 
Province of G^rgia. 

Adjoom'd. 



Friday April !■• 1748 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Eari of Shaftesbury 
B' William Heathcote 
M' Chandler 
M' Lloyd 
M' Smith 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Tuffhel. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees, that (in pursuance of their 
Order March the 25*^) he had waited on Thomas Corbett Esq', Who 
told him, that a Vice Admiralty Court could be erected only by his 
Majesty's Order in the Province of Georgia, and, this bemg erected, the 
Lords Commissioners for executing the Office of Lord high Admiral 
would, upon the Application of the Trustees, appoint the proper Officers 
of the said Court. 
Resolved 

That a Petition be presented to his Majesty in Council, setting forth, 
that. Whereas soon after the Commencement of the War with Spain, 
his Majest/e Boyal Proclamation was published to encourage his Maj- 
esty's Subjects to annoy and distress the Enemy ; But as there is no Vice 
Admiralty Court existing in the Province of Georgia for condemning 
such Prizes as shall be taken and carried into the Harbours of the said 
Province, And as Doubts may arise hereafter to the great Vexation and 
trouble of the Captors ; And Whereas great Inconveniencies might at- 
tend his Majesty's Subjects going into any other Province to procure 
their Prizes to be condemn'd in the Vice Admiralty Courts therein. 

The Trustees humbly pray his Majesty will be graciously pleas'd to 
order a Vice Admiralty Court to be erected in the Province oi Georgia 
with the proper and usual Powers and Privileges, Which are granted to 
a Vice Admiralty Court in any Other of his Majesty's Provinces, and 



512 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

particularly for condemning of such Prises, as may be taken daring the 

present War. 

Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Petition. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary countersign the same. 

Bead a Letter from the R' Hon^ Henry Fox Esq' Secretary at War 
to the Trustees, dated this Day, setting forth, that he has put into the 
hands of their Accountant M' Verelst some Papers for their Perusal, and 
desires They will give him their Opinion What Estimate of Expence 
will be absolutely necessary for the Provincial Defence and Sa£sty of 
the Southern Frontier to the Provinces on the Continent of North 
America, Which They are Trustees for Establishing of ; to be under 
their Direction in the Application, by proper Authority and InstmcticmB 
from his Majesty, hoping they will endeavor to establish it on such a 
Foot, as may make a small Sum effectual, for he thinks verily a large 
One cannot be obtained. 

The said Papers being laid before the Trustees, the Titles of the same 
were read and mark'd as follow. Vizt 

A. Estimate of the Charge of two Troops of Rangers, an Highland 

Company, Boatmen, half Gallies or Schooners for the Service of 
Georgia for the Year 1747. 

B. Estimate by Which the GK>vemment will save near Seventeen thou- 

sand Pounds ^ Ann for the extraordinary Services in G^rgia. 

C. Draught of an Instruction to be sent from his Majesty to the Trus- 

tees to carry the Estimate into Execution. 
N"" 1. Deposition of William Gray at Augusta June 28 1747. 

2. Representation of the English Traders in the Creek Nation to 

Col. Heron. 
3 Speech of Malatchi Opya Mico, Emperor of the Creek Nation to 
Col. Heron. 

4. Lieutenant Col. Heron's Answer to a Speech made by Malatchi 

Opya Mico Emperor of the Creek Nation. 

5. Declaration in favor of M" Mary Bosom worth. 

6. Copy of CoL Heron's Letter to M' Bosomworth. Frederica July 

8*^ 1747. 
7 Declaration of the Creek Indian Chiefs of Malatchi Opya Mico 
being their King. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 618 

D. Extracts of Letters relating to the Services of M' Bosomworth and 

his Wife. 
£. Representation of M' Abraham Bosomworth to the Secretary at War. 
Resolved 

That the Trustees be summoned to meet on Monday next, April the 
4*^, for the special Consideration of the said Papers, and the Letter from 
the Secretary at War. 

M' Lloyd reported, that he had received from Derby the G^rgia Silk 
Which had been organzin'd there amounting to about Csio) and, upon the 
Trustees desire, he gave his Opinion, that the best way of disposing of 
the said Silk will be to put it into the hands of several Weavers, to 
work it up, by which they'll be Judges of its Goodness ; But that this 
should be suspended till more Silk may be brought from the Province, 
to be join'd to the Silk received from Derby, and the rest Which is in 
the possession of the Trustees. 
Resolved 

That the said Silk, with the Other Parcel in the Possession of the 
Trustees, be kept till more may be brought from the Province of G^r- 
gia. And that the Management of the same be left to the direction of 
M^ Lloyd. 

Adjoum'd. 

Monday April 4*^ 1748 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
S' William Heathcote 
D' WUson 
S' John Philipps 
M'Eyre 
M' Tuffnel 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Tracy. 

Read the Letter from the Secretary at War Dated April 1"* Instant 
refer^d then by the Trustees to the Consideration of the Board sammon*d 
to meet on this Day. 

Read the Paper mark'd A. intitled an Estimate of the Charge of two 

[83 c. r.,v.i.] 



514 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Troope of BaDgers, an Highland Company, Boatmen, Half Oallke or 
Schooners for the Service of Georgia for the Year 1747. refer'd at the 
same time. 

Bead the Paper mark'd B. intitled an Estimate by which the Govern- 
ment will save near Seventeen thousand Pounds ^ Ann for the 
extraordinary Services in G^rgia refer'd at the same time. 
Besolvd 

That the Secretary do write to the B' Hon^ Henry Fox Esq' Secre- 
tary at War, and acquaint him, That the Trustees having ever since the 
Year 1738 been discharged from the care of the Defence of the Colony, 
They have not from that time intermeddled with the Military Aibirs ; 
And as they have had no Intimation What Sum will be afforded. They 
are not Judges What Estimate of Expence will be necessary for the 
Provincial Defence and Safety of the Southern Frontier to the Prov- 
inces on the Continent of North America, But, from a serious Perusal 
of the Papers, and from the information They have received of the State 
of the Colony, They beg leave to represent it as their Opinion, That the 
Friendship of the Indians is absolutely necessary to be cultivated, for 
which purpose it is requisite, that Presents should be given them from 
time to time, for Which they apprehend there should be an Annual 
Fund; That a proper Number of Bangers is absolutely necessary to 
cover the several Settlements, it not being in the Nature of the Indians 
to be brought under the Dbcipline of that Service ; And That a proper 
Number of arm'd Vessels or Boats is likewise absolutely necessary to 
keep a communication with the Forts and protect the Islands; — And 
That When the Trustees shall receive his Majesty's Instructions, they 
will use their utmost Endeavours to carry them into Execution. 

The Word Or between the Words Vessels and Boats being objected 
to, and the Word And being proposed to be inserted in its room ; the 
Question was put whether the Word Or should stand part of the Reso- 
lution or not, and was carried in the Affirmative. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 515 



Tuesday May 24. 1748 

Present 
M' Thomas Tower President 
M' Vernon 
S' William Heathcote 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Chandler 
M' Smith 
M' Lloyd 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Cornewall 
M'Eyre. 

Bead a Letter from M' John Potter, Secretary to his Grace the Duke 
of Bedford as Secretary of State, Dated Aprill 26"^ 1748, with an Ex- 
tract from a Letter from his Grace the Duke of Bedford to M' Glen, 
Governor of South Carolina of the same Date; signifying, that ''his 
''Majesty hath been graciously pleas'd to direct the Sum of three thou- 
"sand Pounds Sterling to be annually sent from hence, to be distributed 
"in Presents to the Indians contiguous to, and in Alliance with the 
"Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia, in such manner, as the 
"Governor, Council and Assembly of South Carolina, in conjunction 
"with such Person, as shall be appointed by the Trustees for Georgia, 
"shall judge most for his Majesty's Service, and may best answer the 
"intended Purpose of securing the Friendship of those Indians; And 
"that particular Accounts, properly vouched, of the Dbtribution of the 
" Presents are to be transmitted to his Grace from time to time" and 
further signifjring (in M' Potter's Letter to the Secretary) "his Majesty's 
"Pleasure, that the Trustees should appoint such Person to act in con- 
"j unction with the Governor, Council, and Assembly of South Carolina 
"in the Distribution of the Presents. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary write to M' Potter, and acquaint him, that as the 
Trustees are always diepoe'd to pay the readiest Obedience to his Majesty's 
Commands, They will use their Endeavors to carry these into Execution 
with the utmost punctuality, and will take care that Accounts of the 
Distribution of the Presents to the Indians, properly vouched, shall be 
laid before his Grace from time to time ; But, lest the Trustees should 



616 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

be guilty of any Mistake, They beg leave to observe to his Grace, that 
they apprehend the Intention of his Majesty is, that two Persons should 
be appointed, One by them, and the Other by the Governor Council and 
Assembly of South Carolina, to act in conjunction for the Distribution 
of the Presents. 

They further beg leave to offer it to his Grace as their Opinion, that 
it might be proper to buy the Presents in England, as the Gh>odne8B of 
them could be more depended on, and as there would be a Saving of at 
least twenty ^ Cent in the Purchase of them here. 

Gen^ Oglethorpe declar*d his Dissent to the Proceedings of this Day, 
and will enter the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Tuesday May 31'* 1748 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
S' William Heathcote 
Alderman Cockayne 
M' Tuffnel 
M' Smith 
M' Lloyd 
M' Chandler 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Resolved 

That William Stephens Esq^ be appointed to act in conjunction with a 
Person to be appointed by the GK)vernor Council and Assembly of South 
Carolina in the distribution of the Presents to be sent from England to 
be given to the Indians contiguous to, and in Alliance with the Provinces 
of South Carolina and Georgia. 
Resolved 

That M' Patrick Graham be appointed a Coadjutor to M' Stephens in 
the said Agency. 
Read an Appointment of William Stephens Esq' for the said Agency. 
Read an Appointment of M' Patrick Graham as Coadjutor in the said 
Agency. 
Order'd 
That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Appointment 
Which was affixed accordingly. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 517 

Ordered 

That the Secretary countersign the said Appointments. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary write to M^ John Potter and acquaint him, that 
the Trustees think it their Duty to acquaint his Grace the Duke of Bed- 
ford that, being desirous of giving the earliest Proof of their Obedience 
to his Majesty's Commands, They have appointed, under the Seal of the 
Corporation, a Person to act in conjunction with a Person to be appointed 
by the Governor Council and Assembly of South Carolina, in the dis- 
tribution of the Presents to the Lidians contiguous to, and in Alliance 
with the Provinces of South Carolina and Georgia, And that the Person, 
whom they have nominated, has been many Years, and is now the Com- 
missioner for Indian Affairs in the Province of Georgia. 
Kesolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that M' James Hab- 
ersham be i^ppointed an Assistant for the Province of Georgia. 
Kesolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that M' Francis 
Bichler be appointed a Constable at Ebenezer to have the care of the 
Militia Arms, and to muster the People there ; And that he should have 
an Allowance of five Pounds Sterling a Year 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Committee of Correspondence that a 
Letter be written to M' Sam^ Urlsperger at Augsburgh about procuring 
G^man Servants for the Settlement of £benezer. 
Resolved 

That the Silk Which M' Lloyd is desired to dispose of, be sent to his 
House. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Committee of Correspondence to pre- 
pare and settle the Instructions to M' Stephens, appointed by the Trustees 
to act in conjunction with a Person to be appointed by the Governor 
Council and Assembly of South Carolina, in the distribution of Presents 
to the Indians, and to settle the Instructions likewise to the Coadjutor. 

Adjourn'd. 



518 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Friday July 1* 1748 

Present 
M' Smith Presideiit 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 

S' William Heathcote 
M' Thomas Tower 

Read the Letter from John Potter £^' Dated April 26^ 1748, written 
by Command of the Duke of Bedford Secretary of State, and an Ex- 
tract of his Grace's Letter to M' Glen. Governor of South Carolina; 
signifying that his Majesty hath been graciously pleas'd to allow the Sum 
of three thousand Pounds Sterling to be Annually sent from hence to be 
distributed in Presents to the Lidians contiguous to, and in alliance with 
the Provinces of South Carolina and Greorgia ; And that a Person should 
be appointed by the Trustees to act in conjunction with the Governor 
Council and Assembly of South Carolina in the Distribution of Presents. 

Read a Minute of the Trustees May 3ir* 1748 by Which William 
Stephens Esq' was Appointed Agent for the Trustees in the Distribution, 
and M' Patrick Graham was appointed Coadjutor to M' Stephens in the 
said Agency. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to draw up Instructions for M' Stephens 
for his Conduct as Agent. 

Which being read and Approv'd of 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affixed to the said Listructions. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary countersign the same. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary write a Letter to Peregrine Furye Eeq', Agent for 
the Province of Sou^th Carolina, to acquaint him, that before any Person 
is appointed to purchase the Presents for the Indians, it may be proper 
to offer it to the Consideration of the Secretary at War, that some Part 
of the sum of three thousand Pounds, (Which his Majesty has been 
pleased to grant for Presents to the Indians) should be reserv'd to be sent 
over to both the Provinces, to defray any Expences they may be at in 
the Distribution of the Presents ; And that the Trustees have not ability 
to undertake any Expence of this kind 

Adjourned. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 519 

Monday July 18** 1748 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Smith 
D' Hales 

Bead a Letter of Attorney from the Trustees to Thomas Walker, em- 
powering him to demand of Ralph Arscott a Case of Goods shipp'd on 
board the Judith and not deliver'd according to the Bill of Lading. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be a£Sx'd thereto 

Which was Affixed accordingly. 

M' Sherwin from the War OfSce attended, and acquainted the Trus- 
tees, that the Secretary at War had applied to M' Fury, Agent for the 
Province of South Carolina, to recommend a Person to be concerned on 
behalf of that Province, to purchase Presents for the Indians, contiguous 
to South Carolina and Georgia, And that it would be proper for the Trus- 
tees to recommend a Person to be concerned in the said Purchase on be- 
half of G^rgia. 
Besolved 

That M' Harman Verelst the Trustees Accountant be recommended to 
be concern'd in such Purchase of Presents on behalf of the Province of 
Georgia, he having formerly been emplo/d in making such Purchases 

Adjourn'd. 



Wednesday December 21'' 1748 

Piresent 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Chandler 
M' Vernon 
Lord Tyrconnel 
G^n^ Oglethorpe 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
D' Wilson 
M' Anderson 
M' Lloyd 
M' Tuffhel. 



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520 COLONIAL EECOEDS. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees that two days before he waited 
on the Secretary at War, Who inform'd him that Lieut. Gen' Ogle- 
thorpe's Begimenty stationed in the Province of Oeorgia, is order'd to be 
disbanded, And that three Lidependent Companies are to be form'd out 
of the same, and to be station'd in the Province of South Carolina. 

Lieut. Oen' Oglethorpe, being present, confirmed the same, and that 
he had received Orders for disbanding the Begiment ; Which Orders were 
not yet dispatch'd. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do write a Letter to John Potter Esq' and acquaint 
him, that the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia, being in- 
form'd, that the Regiment, Which was station'd in that Province is 
ordered to be disbanded, and that three Independent Companies are to be 
form'd out of the same, and to be station'd in South Carolina, think it 
their Duty, on this Occasion, to lay before his Grace the Duke of Bed- 
ford, his Majesty's principal Secretary of State, Somethings, Which they 
conceive to be of the highest Importance, and which they desire his Grace 
will be pleas'd to lay before his Majesty. 

Monsieur Geraldino, Minister from the King of Spain, by a Letter to 
his Grace the Duke of Newcastle, his Majesty's principal Secretary of 

State dated y ^Pf 1736, (a Copy of Which to be annex'd) laid a 

Claim to as far as 33 Degrees and 50 Minutes of Latitude, Which com- 
prehend all the Province of South Carolina as well as of Georgia, And 
this Claim, with Alarms given at that time by the Spaniards to the 
Colony of G^rgia, made the Trustees think it their Duty to present a 
Memorial to hb Majesty, dated August 10^ 1737, ''That, by a neoeasaiy 
"Supply of Forces, the Province, Which is the Southern Frontier of 
"North America, might be protected against the great Dangers that then 
"seem'd to threaten it" Whereupon his Majesty ordered this Begiment to 
be posted in Georgia and South Carolina for the Defence of the South- 
ern Frontier of his Majesty's Dominions on the Continent of North 
America 

The Trustees therefore, from a Sense of their Duty, think it incum- 
bent on them, to represent, that the Colony of G^rgia, by Virtue of 
such Orders, will be left without Protection, and that the Spaniards, hav- 
ing before the War laid a Claim to this Colony (Which Claim the Trus- 
tees have never yet heard they have withdrawn) will, they apprehend, 
look on this Dereliction as a tacit Acknowledgement of that Claim ; And 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 521 

that thereby so many of his Majesty's Subjects, (invited there under the 
Protection of his Majesty's Charter) as well as Foreign Protestants, (en- 
couraged to take Refuge there from Popish Persecution) will be ezpos'd 
to the Rage of their inveterate and irreconcileable Enemies. 

M' Lloyd acquainted the Trustees, that he had sold Part of the Silk 
from Georgia (Which after organzining he was desired to dispose of) to 
the Amount of One hundred and fourteen Pounds Nine Shillings, to M' 
James Brady opposite to the White Horse at Mile End, for Which he 
had taken his Note dated the 24^ of last Month, and payable in three 
Months from the Date, Which is the usual Method in Trade. 
Order'd 

That the Accountant do give M' Lloyd a Receipt for the said Note, 
and lodge it at 8' Joseph and S' Thomas Hanke/s, to be received when 
due for the use of the Trustees. 

Adjourn'd. 



Friday December 23. 1748 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Vernon 
M' Tuffnel 
M' Lloyd 
D' Wilson 
M' Smith 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
M' Burton. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees, that he went on Wednesday 
last to the Secretary of State's Office, with the Letter to M' Potter, 
Which was sent immediately to his House, he not being then at the 
Office. That he waited on him again yesterday. When M' Potter ac- 
quainted him, that he had deliver'd the Letter to the Duke of Bedford. 
Resolved 

That there be a Meeting of the Trustees summon'd for Monday the 9^ 
of January, to consider of an Application to Parliament for a Supply. 



522 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That the Accountant do immediately make out Lieut Gen^ Ogle- 
thorpe's Account, to be laid before the Committee of Accounts, for them 
to examine, and report to the Common CounciL 

Adjoum'd. 



Monday January 9 174| 

Present 
M' Tracy President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Vernon 
M' Tbo' Tower 
Gen^ Oglethorpe 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Smith 
IK Wilson 
M' Burton 
M' Chandler 
M' Lloyd 

A Representation to the R' Hon^ Henry Pelham Esq' first Lord 
Comm' of his Majesty's Treasury, and Chancellor of the Exchequer, 
was drawn up, setting forth. That, out of regard to the Exigencies of the 
Publick, the Trustees have refrained from making any Application for a 
Supply for the Colony for these three last Years, but have contented 
themselves with being able to maintain the Civil Gk>vemment of the 
Colony. 

The Colony (Which is the southern Frontier of his Majesty's Domin- 
ions in North America) was in as flourishing a Condition as could be 
reasonably expected in so short a time from its first Establishment ; Bat 
the Inconveniencies attending the War have prevented it from being in 
a Condition to support the Civil Government 

That, notwithstanding these Disadvantages, the Trustees have been 
attentive to the making such Improvements in the Colony, as may give 
a reasonable Expectation of such Returns, as will very fully compensate 
the Expences the Nation has been at for its Establishment ; And the 
Trustees are able and ready to give sufficient Testimony of one Produce, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 523 

of singalar Use to this Kingdom, Which ie that of Silk, both as to the 
Increase of it within these three Years, and the Goodness of the Com- 
modity. 

That, for the ordinary Expences of supporting the Civil Government 
of Georgia, and for Occasional Assistance to those Who may join the 
Colony, and for sending proper Persons thither from time to time, the 
Trustees humbly conceive the Annual Sum of three thousand Pounds 
may be necessary. 

Whereas the Trustees are inform'd, that .the Regiment is to be 
disbanded, And Whereas Many of the Soldiers may be inclin'd to stay, 
and cultivate Lands in the Colony, upon a reasonable Encouragement ; 
The Trustees propose that the Sum of two thousand Pounds should be 
allow'd. for providing Subsistance, for a Year, for such of them, and 
their Families, as shall be willing to stay and become Planters. 

All Which the Trustees humbly desire the Chancellor will be pleas'd 
to lay before his Majesty, that he may be graciously pleas'd to order 
these Services to be provided for in some Estimate. 

If there are any other Measures, in Which the Trustees may be of 
Service, They will be always ready to receive his Majesty's Commands, 
and endeavor to carry them into Execution. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the same, and that it be presented to the 
Chancellor of the Exchequer. 

The Secretary laid before the Trustees a Letter to him from J Potter 
Esq', Dated Whitehall 24 Dec' 1748, that he received the Secretary's 
Letter, written by direction of the Trustees, of the 21"* of Dec', Which 
he put the next day into the hands of his Grace the Duke of Bedford, 
and was now to acquaint him, for the Information of the Trustees, that 
such Directions would be given, as it was apprehended, would fully an- 
swer the Purpose of the said Letter. 

Read a Memorial to the Incorporated Society for propagating the 
Gospel in Foreign Parts, Desiring the Continuance of the Allowance of 
fifty Pounds ^ Ann to the Rev* M' Bartholomew Zouberbuhler, as their 
Missionary in Georgia. 

Order'd 
That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Memorial. 

Order'd 
That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Read a Letter from Samuel Lloyd Esq', dated Jan'^ 2. 174| , rdating 



524 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

to the Silk organzin'd by him for the Trasty and etatiog the Groodoeas 
and Value of it, and the Proofs of it thro' all the Operations. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to M' Lloyd for the said 
Letter, and for his great Service to the Trust in Organzining and dis- 
posing of the Silk, and preserving the proper Proofs of the Identity of 
it, for the satisfaction of the Publick. 

Adjoum'd. 



Thursday February 2. 174f 

Present 
S' John Philipps President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
^ M' Eyre 

S' William Heathcote 
ly Wilson 
M' Frederick 
M' Tracy 
S' John Barrington 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Tuffnel. 

The Accountant laid before the Trustees a Receipt firom the Bank of 
England dated 11^ Jan"^ 1748 for the Sum of two hundred Pounds 
Sterl. received of him, Which he receiv'd of Gbilfridus Mann Esq' on 
Account of the Trustees. 

The Secretary laid before the Trustees a Letter sign'd on the Cover J 
Potter, Which being open'd at the Board, appear'd to be Dated White- 
hall Jan'^ 28"^ 1748, and set forth <*That his Grace the Duke of Bedford, 
having taken Notice that a Translation in French of the Secretary's 
Letter to M' Potter of the 21** of December last, in relation to an Order 
for Disbanding the Regiment of Foot in Georgia is printed in the Hague 
French Gazette of the 29*^ Jan*^ N. S., and that a Paragraph likewise 
relating to this Matter is printed in the Whitehall Evening Post of the 
26^ January. He was directed by his Grace to send those two Papers, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 525 

inclosed with this Letter, to be laid before the Trustees of Georgia, that 
thej may inquire, in the best manner they can, Whether any, or What 
Copies of the Secretary's said Letter to M^ Potter have been given to 
any Person or Persons, and to Whom, and to desire that they would use 
their best Endeavors to find out by Whose Means or Contrivance the 
said Letter was communicated to the Authors of the Utrecht and Hague 
Gazettes, and the said Paragraph in the Whitehall Evening Post, Which 
varied from the Letter by the Addition of Lividious Remarks, was 
therein inserted" 

After the said Letter was read, the Secretary's Letter to M' Potter of 
the 21'* of December was read, and compared with the Translation in 
the Hague French Gazette of the 27*^ of January N. S. Then the 
Translation in the Ebgue Gazette, and the Paragraph in the Whitehall 
Evening Post of the 26"* of January were also read. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do write a Letter to M' Potter, setting forth. That 
he has laid before the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia 
his Letter, dated the 28^ of January last signifying ''That his Grace 
the Duke of Bedford having taken Notice, that a Translation in French 
of the Secretary's Letter to M' Potter of the 21'* of December last, in 
relation to an Order for Disbanding the Regiment of Foot in Georgia, 
is printed in the Hague French Gazette of the 27*^ of Jan^^ N. S. and 
that a Paragraph likewise relating to this Matter is printed in the White- 
hall Evening Post of the 26^ of January ; His Grace had directed those 
two Papers to be sent to the Secretary, in order to be laid before the 
Trustees, Ac**. 

That it was with the utmost Concern and Surprize the Trustees found 
that a Paper from their Office, especially of such Importance, had 
made its way into any Foreign Gazette at this critical Juncture. They 
are truly sensible of the pernicious Consequences of it, for. No Notice 
being taken at the same time of What his Majesty has been graciously 
pleas'd to order, Vizt. That Detachments of Soldiers from three Lide- 
pendent Companies in South Carolina are to be station'd in proper 
Places in Georgia, to preserve the Possession of the Province, The pub- 
lishing this Letter separately may tend to confirm the Spaniards in the 
Opinion, they have entertain'd of their Right to the Provinces of Geor- 
gia and of South Carolina, And it must necessarily raise Apprehensions 
and Distrusts in the Minds of those foreign Protestants, Who are 
already happily settled in Georgia, and of those likewise, Who might be 



526 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

inclined, upon the EetabliBhineiit of Peace, to go from Europe to join 
them ; This Letter must occasion their Despair of finding that Protection, 
Which They have expected, and has been promis'd to them in that Part 
of his Majesty's Dominions. 

That the Trustees read also, with the greatest Astonishment, the Para- 
graph in the Whitehall Evening Poet, relating to said Letter, and con- 
taining Invidious Remarks on the Disbanding of the Regiment, Remarks 
entirely foreign from their Sentiments, and Which the Letter could not 
aathorize the News Writers to make ; That They think it their Duty on 
this Occasion to declare their perfect Satisfaction in What his Majesty 
has been pleas'd to order. They have not one Doubt of the Safety of 
the People under their Care being preserv'd, or of the Possession of the 
Province of Georgia being maintain'd. 

Then the Secretary and Accountant were examined, Whether Any, or 
What Copies of the Secretary's Letter to M' Potter of the 21* of De- 
cember last, had been given to any Person or Persons, and to Whom. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees, that when the said Letter was 
settled, he was order'd to write it out fair, and carry it immediately to 
the Secretary of State's Office ; That he seal'd it up in the Presence of 
two or three Trustees, and then deliver'd the foul Copy to the Account- 
ant, in order to have it enter'd in the Entry Book ; That the Accountant 
afterwards sent the said foul Copy to him. Which he burnt ; That he 
gave no Copy to any One. 

Then the Accountant was examin'd and said, that he enter'd the Let- 
ter in the Entry Book, Which has ever since been lock'd up, and that 
he gave no Copy of the same, except One to Lieut. Gen* Oglethorpe at 
his Desire. 
Order'd 

That it be added to the Letter to M' Potter, That, in pursuance of his 
Grace the Duke of Bedford's Directions the Trustees have made the 
strictest Inquiry, in the best Manner they could, Whether Any, or What 
Copies of the Secretary's Letter to M' Potter, of the 21* of December 
last, have been given to any Person or Persons, and to Whom ; And 
They do not find after such Inquiry, that any Copy of the Secretary's 
said Letter has been given out of the Office to any Person, except One 
Which was given to Lieut. Gen^ Oglethorpe, at his Desire, on the Day 
the said Letter was written. 

That They are entirely ignorant by whose Means or Contrivance the 
said Letter was communicated to the Authors of the Utrecht and Hague 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 527 

Grazettes, or the said Paragraph in the Whitehall EveniDg Post (which 
is varied from the Letter by the Addition of invidious Bemarks) was 
therein inserted. 

Then the Whole Letter being read over, And the Question being put, 
That the aforesaid be the Letter to M' Potter, in answer to his Dated 
28«* Jan-y 1748. 

It pass'd in the Affirmative. 

A Petition to the House of Commons for a Supplj being drawn up 
and read, the Question was put, Whether the following Paragraph. Viz^ 
(That his Majesty having likewise been graciously pleas'd to order De- 
tachments of Soldiers from three Independent Companies (Which are to 
be Station'd in South Carolina) to be stationed in three several Places in 
G^rgia to preserve the Possession thereof, it has been signified to the 
Trustees, that it might be proper for them to procure Provisions for the 
said Detachments; Which they are willing to undertake, if enabled by 
this Hon^** House.) should stand part of the Petition 

It pass'd in the Affirmative 
Order'd 

That the Petition be written fab*, and that the Seal of the Corporation 
be affix'd to the same 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

The Seal of the Corporation was affixed to an Appointment of M' 
Patrick Graham to be the fourth Assistant in Georgia in the room of 
Samuel Marcer appointed third Bailiff of Savanah, and of M' James 
Habersham to be the fifth Assistant in Georgia in the room of Patrick 
Graham pursuant to an Order of Common Council 9"" of January I74f 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Wednesday February 22. 174f 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
M' Lloyd 
Resolved 
That it be recommended to the Common Council to give the Sum of 



528 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Five Pounds Sterling to a third Saltzborgh Woman, Who has acquired 
the Art of Winding Silk, as a Reward for her Industry ; And that the 
Sum of forty Shillings Sterl. be given to every Woman in the Province, 
Who shall acquire the said Art within One Year. 

That it be recommended likewise to the Common Council, that in 
order to encourage the People to be industrious in the raising of Silk, 
They be immediately paid for this in the following Proportions Viz* 

Fourteen Shillings Sterl for Every Pound, of sixteen Ounces, of Net 
Silk of the superfine Quality; twelve Shillings Sterl for every such 
Pound of the second Sort call'd the Verone, and six Shillings Sterl for 
Every such Pound of the worst sort. 

That as Some of the People may be able only to raise the Cocoons, 
And Others only to wind the Silk ; They should be paid in the following 
Proportions Viz* 

For Every Pound (embracing sixteen Ounces) of the Cocoons, Wherein 
is only one Worm, Which produce the first Sort of Silk of five or six 
threads. The Sum of one Shilling Sterl be paid ; And as about Eleven 
Pounds of these Cocoons will make One Pound of Silk, the Som of 
three Shillings Sterl be paid to the Winder of it. 

For Every such Pound of the Cocoons, Wherein 9nly one Worm is 
contain'd. Which produce the second sort of Silk, Which is rounder and 
of about eight threads. One Shilling Sterl be paid. And that the Sum of 
two Shillings Sterl be paid to the Winder for Every Pound, of dxteen 
Ounces, of the said Silk. 

For Every such Pound of the Cocoons, Which produce the worst Sort 
of Silk, that is those Cocoons Wherein two or three Worms had inter- 
mixed. The Sum of four Pence Sterl be paid. And One Shilling Steri 
to the Winder of Every Pound, containing sixteen Ounces of such Silk. 

That Orders be given that the Cocoons be immediately sent to the 
Winders, Otherwise they will prove useless, unless for Seed. 

That When any Cocoons are brought to be paid for, Some Person, 
Who understands the Art of Winding, must attend in order to examine 
them, of What sort they are, that the Proprietors of them may be paid 
accordingly. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council likewise that a Sum 
of Money be deposited in the hands of M' Bolzius, in order to pay the 
Saltzburghers upon the Spot for their Cocoons and Silk ; And that they 
be permitted to wind off all their own Silk at Ebenezer. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 529 

Order'd 

That in the next Letter to the President and ABsistants, They be 
directed to acquaint the Trusteee, Whether M" Camuse rais'd any Co- 
coons in the last Year, or reel'd off any Silk, And What became of them, 
or it ; No Account having been sent of any Silk rais'd at Savanah since 
the Year 1747, Nor has that Silk been yet receiVd. 

Adjourned. 



At the Vestry Room of S* Margaret's Churcli 

Thursday March 16'»^174f 

Present 
ly Wilson President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
S' William Heathcote 
M' Chandler 
8' John Barrington 
S' John Philipps 
Gen* Oglethorpe 
Lord Carpenter 
IK Hales 
M' Burton 
M' Smith 
M' Vernon 
Lord Tyrconnel 
M' Eyre. 

The State of the Accounts and Proceedings of the Trust for the Year 
1748 was read, and order'd to be euter'd. 

The Trustees proceeded to the Choice of new Trustees. And the Earl 
of Egmont, Anthony Ewer Esq' Edward Hooper Esq' S' John Cust Bar* 
Slingsby Bethell Esq' Alderman of the City of London, and Stephen 
Theodore Janssen Esq' Alderman of tl^e said City were elected. 

The Trustees then proceeded to the Choice of a Common Council Man 
in the Boom of Philip Percival Esq' Deceased, and Anthony Ewer Esq' 
was elected. 

The Resignation of Christopher Tower Esq' of the Office of a Member 
of the Common Council under his hand and Seal was read 

[84 c. r., T. 1.] 



580 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

The BeeigDation of Henry L'apostre Esq' of the Office of a Member of 
the Common Council under his hand tieal was read likewise. 

Then the Trustees proceeded to the Choice of two Members of the Com- 
mon Council in their Room, and Edward Hooper Esq' and Samuel Llojd 
Esq' were elected 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev^ M' George Har- 
vest for his Excellent Sermon preach'd before them this Day, and that 
he be desired to print the same. 

Adjourn'd. 



Tuesday May 16^ 1749 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
» William Heathoote 
M' Chandler. 

Read a Letter dated Savanah May 8"^ 1748, sign'd by William 
Stephens Esq' President, and the four Assbtants; setting forth, that 
Abundance of People had applied to them for Grants of Land in Geor- 
gia, and Numbers of Negro's had been introduc'd into the Province; 
And that They had taken Methods to drive the said Negro's out of the 
Province but ineffectually. And that any further Attempts to put the Act 
against Negro's in Execution would in their Apprehension dispeople the 
Colony ; And giving Reasons why they hop'd the Trustees might be in- 
duc'd to permit them in the Province under Restrictions and R^u- 
lations. 

Read a Representation likewise Dated January 10*^ 174| sign'd by the 
President and Assistants, and a great Number of the Lihabitants of the 
Province, and having the Town Seal affix'd to it, setting forth several 
Restrictions and R^ulations under Which They pray that Negro's may 
be permitted to be introduc'd into the Colony of Greorgia. 
Resolved 

That it is the Opinion of this Board that a Petition be presented to his 
Majesty in Council that The Act for rendering the Colany of (horgia more 
drfeneible by prohibiting the ImportcUion and Vie of black Slaves or Negroes 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 531 

into the same. Which was made ia the Year of our Lord 1735, be 

repeal'd. 

Ordered 

That a Letter be sent by the first Opportunity to the President and 
Assistants to acquaint them with the said Resolution. 

A Letter to the said Purport was accordingly drawn up. 
Resolved 

That a Board of Trustees be summoned to meet to morrow at One 
o'clock to consider further thereof. 

Adjourn'd. 



Wednesday May 17 1749 

Present 
M' Smith President 
Earl of Bbaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M' Tuffnel 
M' Ewer 
D' Wilson 

The Oath of Office of Common Council Man of the Trust was admin- 
istered to Anthony Ewer Esq' 

Read the Minutes of the Trustees Proceedings yesterday, and the 
Letter mention'd therein Dated Savanah May 4*^ 1748, sign'd by the 
President and the four Assistants, and likewise the Representation Dated 
January 10^ 174f sign'd by the President and Assistants, and a great 
Number of the Inhabitants, and having the Town Seal Affixed to it, set- 
ting forth several Restrictions and Regulations under Which They pray 
that Negroes may be permitted to be introduced into the Colony. 
Resolved 

That the Trustees do agree with the Resolutions which the Board 
of Trustees came to yesterday upon the said Letter and Representa- 
tion. 
— IResolved 

That the Earl of Shaftesbury M' Vernon M' Chandler, M' Thomas 
Tower, M' Hooper and M' Lloyd be a Committee for preparing an Act 
to be laid before hb Majesty in Council, for repealing tiie Act for tea* 



632 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

dring the (hUmy of Oeorgiamore drfetuibUby prohib^ 
Use of black Slaves or Negroes into the same, Which was made in the Year 
of our Lord One thousand seven hundred and thirty five, and for permit- 
ting the Importation and Use of them in the Colony under proper Re- 
strictions and Regulations. 
Resolved 

That it be refer'd to the same Gentlemen to prepare a Letter to the 
Duke of Bedford, principal Secretary of State, desiring Instructions may 
be sent to his Majesty's Minister at the Court of Madrid, to insist that if 
a Proclamation publish'd by the Governor of S* Augustine, inviting Ne- 
gros from the British Provinces with a Promise of Freedom to such as 
should desert to them, has not yet been, it may be immediately recalled. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council, that a Salary of fifty 
pounds ^ Ann be added to the Sum of fifty Pounds ^ Ann, given by 
the Incorporated Society for propagating the Gospel in Foreign Parts to 
the Rev^ M' Bartholomew Zouberbuhler Missionary in Georgia ; And that 
two Servants be put in the Estimate for him, And that he be desired to 
return as soon as he can conveniently to Georgia. 

That it be recommended likewise to the Common Council to send Or- 
ders to the President and Assistants that the Parsonage House at 
Savanah be immediately repaired and made convenient for the Use of 
M' Zouberbuhler. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to recommend M' 
William Russel to the Commissioners of the Customs to be appointed 
Naval Officer in the Province of Georgia 

Read a Letter from Samuel Lloyd Esq^ dated April 29* 1749, that he 
had received three Boxes of Raw Silk, lately imported from the Colony 
of Georgia and the particular Weight of each Box was as follows. Viz* 



A small Box without any 


N^'q* 


8 ozs 8 

28 4 Gross and 11. 


oz 

1 Net- 


Which 


come from Ebenezer. 










A middling D' N** 2. q** 


51 


OX 8 oz 

9. Grosd and 17 8. 


Net. 




A large D" N» 1 q'* 


124. 


13. Gross — 62. 


Net 




Resolved 










That M' Lloyd be desired to order the said Silk to be organzic 


>'d, and 



♦rhus in original and not very clear. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 538 

dispos'd of afterwards to such Weavers as he may think proper, to work 
it up into Pieces of Silk pursuant to his Directions, And that the several 
Artificers be directed to preserve the Authenticity of it. 

Adjourn'd. 



Monday May 29"' 1749 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
M'Eyre 
M' Hooper 
M' Ewer 
M' Lloyd 
D' Hales 
M' Tho' Tower 
M' Smith. 

The Oath of OflSce of Common Council Man of the Trust was ad- 
minister'd to Edward Hooper Esq' and likewise to Samuel Lloyd E8q^ 

Adjourn'd. 

Thursday June 22. 1749 

Present 
M*" Chandler President 
6' William Heathcote 
M' Ewer. 
Resolved 

That in the Minute of the Trustees May 17^ 1749 for appointing a 
Committee in relation to Negro's, the Words for dra/wing up a Petition 
to be omitted, and the following Words be inserted in the room of them. 
Viz* for preparing an Act to he laid before; And that at the end of the 
said Minute the following Words be added. Vizt. for permitting the 
Importation and Use of them in the Colony under proper Restrictions 
and Regulations 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's 
Treasury, praying their Lordship's Directions for the Issuing the Sum of 
five thousand three hundred and four Pounds three Shillings and four 



1 



534 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Pence granted in the laBt Session of Parliament for the further settling 
and improving the Colony of Georgia in America for the Year One 
thousand Seven hundred and forty Nine. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

Seal'd pursuant to an Order of Common Council May 29** 1749 An 
Appointment of Nicholas Rigby to be Secretary for Indian Affiurs in 
the Province of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Seal'd a Charter Party of AJreightment dated June 9**" 1749 between 
Peter Bogg Master and Owner of the Ship Charles Town Ghdley, and 
the Trustees, for the Passage of fifty Freights at least to (Georgia, at 
Six Pounds SterK for Each Freight. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Read a Letter from Thomas Smith EBcf Deputy Auditor of the Plan- 
.tations to the Secretary, setting forth, That he was directed by M' 
Horatio Walpole the Auditor, to apply to know Whether the Trustees 
can give a more satisfactory Answer to the Contents of his Letter of the 
4^ of December 1747, relating to the Grants of Land in Georgia, and 
the payment of Quit Rents there. 

Read an Answer to the said Letter and Order'd it to be sent to the 
Deputy Auditor. 

Adjourned 



July 4**" 1749 

Present 
M' Lloyd President 
M' Hooper 
M' Ewer 
M' Vernon 
M' Smith. 

The Trustees being acquainted that the Rev^ D' Hales and the Rev' 
M' Smith, to whom the Rev* D' Crow left his Library to dispose of for 
Parochial Libraries in England, or for the Use of the Colony of Georgia, 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 685 

had agreed, that the said Library should be given for the use of the 

Colony. 

Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to D' Hales and M' Smith 
for the same. 
Resolved 

That two Catalogues of the said Library be made, and that the Li- 
brary be sent to Georgia under the care of the ReV' M' Zouberbuhler 
the present Minister, and be kept in his Custody for the use of the 
Trust ; That M' Zouberbuhler do sign both the Catalogues One to be 
sent to Georgia with him, and the Other to be left with the Trustees. 
That it be in the Trustees Power to divide the said Library hereafter as 
they may see Occasion ; And that the President and Assistants do Once 
in a Year visit the same, and see that it is carefully preserved. 
Resolved 

That One hundred Horn Books, two hundred Spelling Books, One 
hundred Primmers, fifty Psalters And fifty Testaments, Part of those in 
the Custody of the Trustees, be sent to Georgia under the Care of M' 
Zouberbuhler. 

Read the Contract with the German Servants going to Georgia. 
Resolved 

That Every Married Couple shall serve together, and that no Girl un- 
der ten Years of Age, or Boy under twelve be separated from their 
Parents. 
Resolved 

That in case Any of the said Servants shall within the Space of three 
Months, from their Arrival in Georgia, pay or cause to be paid, into the 
hands of the President and Assistants there, for the use of the Trust, 
the Sum of Six Pounds Sterl, (being the Charge of their Passage) Such 
Person or Persons, so paying the same, shall be declared to be free, and 
shall be intitled. Each Man of twenty One Years of Age, to such Lands 
io Georgia as he can cultivate, not exceeding fifty Acres. 
Resolved 

That the said (Germans be sent to Ebenezer to be indented Servants to 
the Saltzburghers. 

The Trustees being informed, that Nineteen Other German Protestants 
are resolv'd to embark with the aforesaid German Servants, and go to 
Georgia at their own Expence. 



686 COLONIAL RECOEDS. 

Resolved 

That fifty Acres of Land be granted to Each Man of twenty One 
Years of Age, of the said Nineteen, in or near Ebeneier, or at Vemon- 
burgh and Acton as they shall chuse. 
Besolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that the Sum of One 
hundred Pounds Sterl be given to the Bev^ M' Zouberbuhler for Which 
he undertakes to rebuild the Parsonage House at Savanah in a proper 
manner. 

Bead a Letter of Attorney to M' Harman Verelst the Accountant to 
receive for the use of the Trust the Bum of five thousand three hundred 
and four Pounds, three Shillings and four Pence, granted in the last Ses- 
sion of Parliament for the further settling and improving the Colony of 
Georgia for the Year 1749. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the same. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd 



Thursday September 28* 1749 

Present 
M' Ewer President. 
M'Eyre 
M' Chandler 
IK Hales 
M' Smith 

Beceiv'd a Beceipt from the Bank of England for the Sum of five 
thousand three hundred and four Pounds three Shillings and four Pence, 
paid in by the Accountant this Day, Which was receiv'd by him at the 
Exchequer, being the Money granted to his Majesty and issued to the 
Trustees out of the Supplies for the Year 1749 ; And the Accountant 
having reported that he receiv'd the same without Fees, Which were re- 
mitted by the following Offices for the Use of the Colony. Vizt. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 587 

£ 

By the Treasuiy 7. 3. 6 

By the Clerk of the PeUs 20. 7. 

By the Auditor of his Majesty's Exchequer 33. 12. 

By the Tellers 79. 11. 

140. 13. 6 
Whereby the Net Money arising by the said Issue) K\a^ q ia 
would have been only j ^^^^' ^• 

£5304. 3. 4 
Ordei'd 

That the Accountant do return the thanks of the Trustees to the sev- 
eral proper Officers for their said respective BenefiEU^tions. 

Adjourn'd. 



Thursday November 16 1749 

Present 
M' Hooper President 
M' Vernon 
M' Eyre 
M' Chandler 
M' Lloyd 

Bead a Letter from the President and Assistants dated July 25*^ 1749 
Savanah in G^rgia, setting forth that the State of the Province, with a 
List of the Inhabitants, being compleat, was intended to be sent by the 
first Opportunity ; But as a most extraordinary Affair was just come to 
their knowledge, They had thought proper to postpone all other Business, 
and give the closest Application to that, to prevent the ill Consequences 
which might attend it. 

That the Bev^ M' Thomas Bosomworth, Who had for Years acted very 
inconsistently with his Character, came four days before from the Creek 
Nation with Malatchie, Whom he calls the present and only reigning 
Emperor, and two other Chiefs of the said Indians, and without any 
Orders from, or even the knowledge of the President and Assistants, ac- 
quainted them, that he had engag'd the Chiefs of the Creek Nation to 
follow him, Whom he expected at Bavanah in ten or twelve Days. That 
the President and Assistants inquired of him What the Intentions of the 
Indians were in coming down, to which Bosomworth's and his Wife's An- 



538 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

swers were very dark and trifliDg; Which with some current Reports of 
his Designs had induc'd them to get the best information they could from 
Some, Who had been let into the Secret That the Trustees might expect 
to hear Every particular of this Affair at a convenient Season ; At pres- 
ent, They could only say, that near two hundred of the Creek Indians, 
including their Chiefs, were expected at Savanah in a few days, that they, 
or rather M" Bosomworth said, They appointed M' Abraham Boeomworth 
their Agent, to transact their AJisurs in England, that they designed to 
meet him at Savanah, And if he should not bring them due Satisfaction, 
They intended in a very open and absolute Manner to forbid Any of his 
I^Iajest/s British Subjects to settle in the Colony above the flowing of the 
Tides. That they would insist upon M' Boeomworth's being possessed of 
three Islands. Vizt. Ussawbah, S* Catherine's, and Sapphalaw, together 
with the Lands fronting the River between the Town of Savanah and 
Pipe Maker's Creek; That this Talk should be determinate, And if not 
to their Satisfaction, A Breach was threaten'd. 

That the President and Assistants, upon this thought it proper, to pro- 
cure a good Interpreter to convince the Indians, that they were greatly 
impos'd upon by a Self-interested and Designing Man ; And They should 
not, if Necessity required, be wanting to assert their Rights and protect 
their Properties with a becoming Resolution. 

Read a Letter from William Stephens Esq' President, to the Account- 
ant, Dated Savanah July 25*^ 1749, With Advice of a Bill for the Sum 
of One hundred Pounds drawn for the Expence of an Interpreter upon 
the aforesaid Account, and for providing for the reception of a large Body 
of Indians coming to Savanah. 
Ordei'd 

That the Secretary do write to the President and Assistants by the very 
first Opportunity, to acquaint them of the Trustees Approbation of their 
Resolution to assert his Majesty's Rights, and protect the Properties of 
the People under their Care, and likewise of their Conduct in procuring 
an Interpreter, in order to undeceive the Indians ; And that the Trustees 
only wait for the next Letters, to see whether the two hundred Creek In- 
dians (which were expected) did arrive at Savanah, And whether any 
Demands were made in Person by Malatchie or Any Other Indians in 
favour of M' Thomas Bosomworth or his Wife, or Any Menaces were 
ofler'd to them in case of Refusal, that the Trustees may lay the Whole 
before the Government in a proper Manner, Which they CMinot do at 
present, as their Account is founded only upon Reports. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 639 

Bead a Representation of the President, Assistants, Magistrates, and 
other the principal Landholders and Inhabitants within the Colony of 
Georgia, dated July 7"" 1749, Setting forth, the Apprehensions of them- 
selves and Others, of the Province of Georgia being annex'd to the 
Province of South Carolina, And of the Reports in Georgia and Carolina 
that it is to be so annex'd ; And the many Inconveniencies Which must 
attend it, as likewise the Frontiers of the Province not being sufficiently 
guarded. 

Read Letters from the Rev** M' Bolzius of the 16"^ and 24'*' of May last 
relating to the Silk, and setting forth that the Regulations made by the 
Trustees for purchasing the same in Georgia, and sent the 11^ of 
March last, would (as he apprehended) discourage the Saltzburghers 
from proceeding in the Culture of that Produce. 

The said Regulations being read and reconsidered. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council That over and above 
the Prices of fourteen, twelve, and »\t Shillings Sterl. order'd to be paid 
for a Pound (containing sixteen Ounces) of the respective Sorts of Silk 
rais*d in Georgia, the following Bounties be also allowed. 
First Of all Cocoons, Wherein One Worm only has spun, and that are 

of a hard, weighty, and good Substance, The Sum of two Shillings 

Sterl, be paid for a Pound of sixteen Ounces. 
Second. Of all Cocoons, Wherein One Worm only has spun, of a weaker, 

spotted, bruised, and therefore inferior Quality (Which consequently 

must make an inferior Silk) One Shilling Sterl be paid for a Pound 

of sixteen Ounces. 
Third. Of all Cocoons, Wherein two Worms have spun and interwoven, 

the Sum of Eight pence Sterl be paid for a Pound of sixteen 

Ounces. 
M' Bolzius having desir'd, by the aforesaid Letters, to know, if the 
Silk drawn from fifteen to twenty Cocoons, once recommended to him, 
would not be proper for the People to proceed on, as well as the fine Sort, 
because they could reel as much again of that in a Day, as of the 
fine Sort 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council, That, if Silk drawn 
from fifteen to twenty Cocoons be clean, even, and well reei'd (as on the 
Cleanness and neatness of it the Value depends) the Sum of fourteen 



540 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Shillings Sterl be paid for Each Pound (containing sixteen Ounces) of 
such Silk. 

And That, to encourage Quantities of Cocoons being brought to the 
Beelers, for their Emplojment, (as on this their Improvement in Reeling 
will depend) The Bounties aforemention'd on the respective Sorts of Co- 
coons be paid for One Year for Any Such Cocoons, though rais'd in 
Carolina. 

Adjoum'd 



Monday Jan^^ 1. 17|J 

M' Vernon President 
M'Eyre 
M' Lloyd 
M' Tuffnel 
M' Smith 

Read a Letter from the President and Assistants to the Secretary dated 
September 8*^ 1749 giving an Account of the Conduct of the Rev* M' 
Thomas Bosomworth, and his Wife, and his Brother Adam Bosomworth, 
in bringing down a large Body of Indians in an hostile Manner to Ba- 
vanah, and committing great Disturbances there, Opposing the Civil 
Government, and declaring that the said Indians came thither to meet 
and talk with M' Abraham Bosomworth, Whom they had sent to Eng- 
land as their Agent, and likewise Demanding that a Moiety of his Maj- 
esty's Presents to the Indians should be delivered to Thomas Bosomworth 
and his Wife for their sole Use and Benefit ; And also setting forth the 
great Expences, Which must attend the coming down of the Indians, 
and the entertaining them at Savanah. 
Order'd 

That a Copy be made of the said Letter, and sent to Richard Nevil 
Aldworth Esq' Under Secretary to hb Grace the Duke of Bedford Sec- 
retary of State ; And that the Secretary do write to M' Aldworth at the 
same time, and desire him to lay the said Letter before the Duke of 
Bedford : And acquaint him that the Trustees apprehend that the Re- 
moval of M' Abraham Bosomworth from being one of the Agents for 
distributing his Majesty's Presents to the Indians in Georgia will be the 
most effectual Method for keeping the Indians quiet; And also ac- 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 541 

quaint him that the Trustees not being able to defray the Ezpences of 
entertaining the Indians at Savanah, if they come thither for his Majesty's 
Presents, or of sending the Presents up into the Country to them ; They 
take the liberty of offering to his Grace's Consideration, whether it may 
not be proper to signify that the Sum of two hundred Pounds, (Part of 
the fifteen hundred Pounds allotted for the Presents in Georgia) should 
be paid to the Trustees annually to answer the said Expences. 

Beceiv'd and Bead the Proceedings of the President and Assistants 
from Wednesday June 15^ 1749 Exclusive to Tuesday September 12** 
1749 inclusive, in Which the Whole Transactions of the Indians, and 
the aforesaid Bosomworths are fully related. 

Beceiv'd the Journal of M' Stephens from June 23 1749 to September 
11^ 1749. 

Receiv'd a Letter from M' Stephens Dated October 2. 1749 giving an 
Account of the Arrival of the Rev* M' Zouberbuhler and sundry Ger- 
man Protestants by the Charles Town Galley Capt. Peter Bogg on the 
said Day. 

Beceiv'd a List of the Inhabitants of the several Settlements in the 
Province of G^rgia taken at Midsummer 1749. 

Beceiv'd Lists of the several Grants of Lands with the Names of the 
present Possessors in the Province of Georgia taken at Midsummer 1749 
and likewise an Inventory of Artillery, Stores, &c in the Southern Part 
of the Province in June 1749. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write to the President and Assistants, and shew 
them What parts of the Trustees Directions sent on Jan*^ 2. 174| have 
not been perform'd in taking the said Lists &c. 

The Accountant acquainted the Board that he shall be ready to lay 
the Trust Account before the Committee of Accounts on Saturday the 
IS"* Instant. 
Order'd 

That a Committee of Accounts be summon'd for that Day. 

Adjourn'd 



542 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Saturday Jan*^ 13a7f| 

Present 
M' Lloyd President 
M' Vernon 
M' Ewer. 

Bead a Petition to the House of Commons for a Supply. 
Ordei'd 
That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto. 
Which was affix'd accordingly. 

Adjoum'd. 



At the Vestry Room of S* Margaret^s Church 

Thursday March IS'* 17|J 

Present 
M'Ewer President 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M' Tracy 
IK Hales 
M' Burton 
IK Wilson 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M*^ Hooper 
Alderman Cockayne 
M' Lloyd, 

The State of the Account and Proceedings of the Trust for the Year 
1749 was read, and Ordered to be enter'd. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev^ M' Francklin 
for his excellent Sermon preach'd this day before the Trustees, And that 
he be desired to print the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 548 



Thoreday May 24^ 1750 

Present 
M' Hooper President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon. 

Bead a Letter from the Rev^ M' Bolzius dated Feb"^ 15*^ 17 jf, and 
Another dated March 9"^ 17|^ 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to give M*" Bolzius 
the Sum of twenty Pounds Sterl towards the Bepair of his House. 

That it be recommended also to them to allow of M*" Bolzius's Appli- 
cation of the Bum of Eighteen Pounds Sterl receiv'd by him, as mentioned 
in his Letter of Feb^ 15. for Bedemption of the Servitude of three 
Servants lately sent to Georgia by CapL Bogg, in consideration of his 
Ezpences mentioned in that Letter. 

That it be recommended also to them to approve of M' Bolzius's 
having from Savanah the old Lron Work, Which lay in the Store house, 
in order to his erecting another Saw Mill, agreeably to his Letter of 
March 9"". 

And That it be recommended to the Common Council to direct the 
President and Assistants to accept the sum of three hundred and fifty 
Pounds Sterl instead of four hundred Pounds, demanded by them for 
the Stock of Cattle at the Cowpen, purchas'd by the Saltzburghers at 
Ebenezer, in order to encourage these in their Industry. 

Adjourned. 



Friday May 25"" 1750 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Hooper. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do sign the following Notice to be publish'd in the 
London Ghu&ette of Tuesday next, and the three subsequent Gazettes, 



544 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

G^rgia 0£Sce Westminster 
May 25 1750 
Whereas the Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in 
America thought it necessary in the first Establishment of that Colony 
to restrain the Grants They made of Lots of Land to limited Tenures 
only, in order thereby to prevent many Abuses, Which at that time 
might probably have defeated the good Ends proposed by that Establish- 
ment, and during the late War it might have been of dangerous Conse- 
quence to have alter'd the Tenures; But as a General Peace and 
Tranquillity happily prevail, the said Trustees are of Opinion, That the 
intended Enlargement of the Tenures may now be safely made, and have 
come to the following Resolution Viz' That the Tenures of all Grants 
of Land Whatsoever already made to any Persons within the Province 
of Georgia be enlarged, and extended to an absolute Liheritance ; And 
that all future Grants of Land shall be of an Absolute Inheritance to 
the Grantees, their Heirs and Assigns. 

Signed by Order of the Trustees. 
Adjourn'd. 



Friday June 15 1750 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
M' Ewer 
M' Lloyd 
M' Smith 
M' Vernon 
M' Hooper 

Read and Agreed to a Letter to Richard Nevil Aldworth Eocf with 
the Return from the President and Assistants on the Reference of Let- 
ters and Papers sent to the Duke of Bedford by Lieut Col Heron 
relating to the Indian Account, and the Ezpence of the Boatmen &c. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council, That the Allowance 
of forty Shillings Sterl to each White Woman in Georgia, Who shall 
acquire the Art of reeling Silk should be continued for One Year from 
Midsummer 1750. 



COLONIAL BECORDS. 546 

Besolved 

That it be recommended also as the Opinion of the Trustees That the 
Passage of James Woolford (Who has serv'd an Apprenticeship of eight 
Years in the Colony) should be paid on his Return to Georgia; That his 
Lot of twenty Acres should be enlarged to fifty upon the River Ogeeche, 
That an Order should be sent for a License to be granted him for trad- 
ing with the Lidians there (as he speaks their Language) and that a 
Gun should be given to him. 

And that the Passage of Anthony Pages Aged thirty One, a Native 
of Languedoc, and Margaret his Wife Aged thirty five, and her Son 
Michael Lucas Aged about Nine ; And likewise of Anthony le Sage of 
the Cevennes Aged twenty five should be paid, And that the two Men 
should have fifty Acres of Land Each, and that they should all have 
Provisions for twelve Months, They being ezperienc'd in the Culture of 
Silk. 
Resolved 

That it is the Opinion of the Trustees that two Dozen of Copper 
Basons for the Use of Silk Reelers should be provided and sent to 
Georgia. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council as the Opinion of 
the Trustees, that M' Henry Parker deserves a Reward of One hundred 
Pounds Sterl. in consideration of his past Services in acting for the 
President in Georgia. 

M*" Hooper acquainted the Trustees that the Earl of Shaftesbury, be- 
fore he went out o' Town, had presented to the Lord high Chancellor 
the Trustees Accounts to the 9^ of June 1749; And the Accountant ac- 
quainted the Trustees, that by the Earl of Shaftesbury's Directions he 
attended the Master of the Rolls, and presented the like Accounts to him 
in pursuance of the Trustees Charter. 
Order'd 

That the Account to the 9"* Instant be made out, and exhibited (in 
pursuance of the Charter) within the next Term. 

Adjourn'd. 



r36o.r.,T.l.] 



546 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Friday June 26 1750 

Preeent 
M' Hooper Preeident 
M' Vernon 
M' Lloyd. 

Bead a Letter ^m the Rev' M' Ziegenhagen notifying the Arrival 
from Rotterdam of about sixty Germans, Who came out of Swabia, 
and particularly the District of Ulm, with an Litention to go to Eben* 
ezer in G^rgia at their own Expence ; That at their first setting out they 
thought they had sufficient for their Journey, and Voyage to Georgiat 
but finding their Stock falls short of the Expences necessary to defray 
their Passage to G^rgia» and they being recommended by M' Urlq>erger 
to him, he finds himself oblig'd to make their distressed Case known. 
And the Rev^ M' Albinus attending with some of the said Grermans, and 
it being propos'd to them, that such of them, Who could not pay their own 
Passage, should be sent as Servants by the Trustees, And they Agreeing 
thereto. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council as the Opinion of 
the Trustees, that the Expence of the Passage of such as cannot pay 
their own Passage should be def ra/d by the Trust ; And that the Others 
should be assisted with some necessary working Tools not exceeding ten 
pounds Value ; And that Each Man of twenty One Years of Age and 
Upwards be intitled to fifty Acres of Land, of those Who pay their own 
passage ; And that those Who go as Servants should have Land allotted 
for them contiguous to their Masters, with a Liberty of working on the 
same one day in the Week. 
Resolved 

That the aforesaid Germans be sent as soon as posuble to save their 
Expence of subsisting here ; And Captain Thomson attending, it was 
propos'd to him to find a Ship for Sixty Freights certain to be supplied 
in the Voyage, as those sent by Capt. Bogg were ; But, Freights being 
lower'd, the Sum of four pounds ten Shillings a Freight was propos'd to 
him instead of six pounds Which he ask'd, and that he should be oblig'd 
to take them on board on or before Saturday the 14^ of next Month ; to 
Which after great Objections made thereto. Captain Thomson agreed. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 547 

Ordered 

That if the Bhip proposed by Capt Thomson be approved of on a View 
to be made to morrow, a Charter Party be made between the Trustees 
and Captain Thomson, and the Master of the Ship, to Ship sixty Freights 
certain for Which Captain Thomson is to be paid by the Trustees or the 
Passengers after the Rate of four pounds ten Shillings Each Freight of 
twelve Years of Age and Upwards, and in proportion for those under 
twelve ; In consideration whereof Capt Thomson is to be obliged to have 
them Shipp'd on board on or before Saturday the 14^ of next Month, or 
subsist them at his own Expeuce. 

Bead an Appointment for holding an Assembly of the People of Geor- 
gia at Savaoah between Michaelmas and Lady Day next, to propose, de- 
bate, and represent to the Trustees What shall appear to them to be for 
Benefit, not only of each particular Settlement, but of the Province in 
general. 

Bead an Appointment of James Habersham to the OflSce of Secretary 
for the Affiurs of the Trust within the Province of Georgia in the room 
of William Stephens Esq' 

Read an Appointment of Henry Parker Esq' to be Vice President in 
and for the Province of Georgia. 
Oider'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said three Appoint- 
ments, and that the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury 
for issuing the Sum of three thousand three hundred and four pounds 
three Shillings and four pence granted in the last Session of Parliament 
for the further settling and improving the Colony of Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Resolved 

That M' Patrick Graham be apppointed the Person in the room of 
William Stephens Esq' to act in conjunction with the Agent for South 
Carolina in distributing the Presents sent by his Majesty to the Lidians. 
Resolved 

That if it shall appear to the Vice President and Assistants, that M" 
Anderson has been of service in reeling of Silk, and instructing the Peo- 
ple, They be impower'd to give her a Sum not exceeding twenty pounds, 
as an Encouragement to her to persevere in her Industry ; And that they 
be directed to procure her a larger House (in which She is to live with- 



548 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

out Rent) and such Aooommodations and Materials bb shall be found nec- 
essary for keeping the Worms, and reeling of Silk. 

Adjoum'd. 



Friday July 13. 1750 

Present 
M' Lloyd President 
M' Vernon 
M' Chandler 
M'Eyre 
I> Hales 
M' Smith 

Read a Letter from Capt. Thomson to M' Vernon representing, that 
unless the Trustees will allow him Five pounds Sterl. for each Freight, 
he cannot do the People justice, without being a Loser. 
Resolved 

That as there will not be sixty Freights Which at the last Meeting 
were to be certain, it be recommended to the Common Council, that the 
sum of five pounds a Freight should be paid for the (Germans and Others, 
Whose Passage the Trustees are to pay ; And in consideration of the In- 
ability of the Other Germans, Who pay their own passage, the Sum of 
four pounds and ten Shillings a Freight only should be paid for them. 
Order'd 

That a Charter Party be prepared and dated this day between the 
Trustees and Captain Thomson and the Master of the Ship Charming 
Martha, on the above terms, and for not less than fifty Freights of both 
kinds to be embark'd on Monday the 16^ Instant, And that the Seal of 
the Corporation be affix'd thereto, and that the Secretary do countersign 
the same. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint Henry 
Parker Esq' (now Vice President in and for the Province of Georgia) the 
Commissioner for Licensing Persons to trade with the Indians, and for 
the better regulating such Trade, and in the said Appointment to revoke 
the Constitutions of Commissioners heretofore made to James Oglethorpe 
Esq' and William Stephens Esq'. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council, that M' Noble Jones 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 549 

be appointed An AssiBtant in and for the Province of Georgia in 
America. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees that the Draught of the Release 
from them to their former Grantees was settled. 

Which being read, and Agreed to 
Order'd 

That the said Release be engross'd, and that the Seal of the Corpora- 
tion be affiz'd thereto, And that the Secretary do countersign the same. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that the Lords Justices had 
sign'd a Warrant for the Issuing of the Sum of three thousand three hun- 
dred and four Pounds three Shillings and four pence, granted in the last 
Session of Parliament for the further Settling and improving the Colony. 
Order'd 

That the usual Letter of Attorney be prepared, and that the Seal of 
the Corporation be affix'd thereto, and that the Secretary do countersign 
the same. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint M ' James 
Eraser a Conservator of the Peace at Augusta, as Captain Kent is re- 
turned to England. 
Ordered 

That the Vice President and Assistants be directed to use all possible 
Methods for immediately supporting the Lighthouse. 
Resolved 

That M' Samuel Marcer be suspended from the Offices of third Bailiff 
at Savanah and AssLstant, untill he has cleared himself irom the Matters 
laid to his Charge by the Letter sent to him from the President by the 
Advice of the Board of Assistants dated April 21*^ 1760. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to approve of John 
Penrose to be Pilot at Tybee in the room of David Cunningham displaced 
for Neglect of Duty. 

Adjoum'd. 



550 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Wedneeday August 8*^ 1750. 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Chandler 
M' Lloyd 
D' Hales 
M' Smith 
M' Hooper 
M' Pickering Robinson Attending. 

Bead the Listructions for his Conduct in Georgia pursuant to the Res- 
olutions of the Common Council of the 11*^ of April last, jointly with 
M^ James Habersham Which he has agreed to. 

Read a Petition of James Usher on behalf of himself and Gilbert and 
Marks Usher his Children and Others, for Lands in Georgia, and to be 
assisted with Arms and Working Tools, and proposing to take over 
several Servants with him. 
Resolved 

That five hundred Acres of Land be granted to James Usher of New- 
town in the County of Meath in Lreland, And One hundred Acres in 
Trust for Each of his said Children ; And that fifty Acres of Land be 
granted to Each Male Person being a Protestant, Who shall go widi 
him, and pay his own Passage, And fifty Acres likewise to every Man 
Servant, being Protestant, at the end of his Service, on proper Certifi- 
cates of such Servant having communicated with the Established Prot^ 
estant Church in Georgia ; And that it be recommended to the Common 
Council to allow them Arms and Working Tools for a Number not 
exceeding thirty. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to give M' Joshua 
Geekie the sum of twelve Guineas for his trouble in drawing the Release 
of the late Tenures in Georgia, the Form of an Absolute Grant, and the 
Act for permitting the Importation and Use of Negroes under proper 
Restrictions and Regulations. 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Justices in Council setting forth the 
Reasons for preparing the Act for permitting the Use of Negroes, to be 
presented with the said Act to their Excellencies. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 651 

Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto, and that the 
Secretary do countersign the same. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be Affix'd to the said Act. 

Bead a Memorial to the Incorporated Society for propagating the 
Gospel in Foreign Parts, founded on a Petition from the Inhabitants of 
Augusta to the Trustees, to procure a Missionary for that Town to be 
appointed by the said Society. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto, and that the Sec- 
retary do countersign the same. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council, that in consideration 
of M" Pickering Robinson's going to Georgia without M' Faesch, the 
Sum of One hundred Pounds be allow'd him on his Embarkation for 
Georgia instead of fifty Pounds Which was Order'd. And that the Sum 
of twenty pounds be allow'd him for a Clerk at the End of One Year 
from his Arrival in (Georgia, besides the One hundred Pounds M' Rob- 
inson is further intitled to at the End of the said Year. 

Adjourn'd. 



Thursday August 16. 1750 

Present 
M' Chandler President 
M' Vernon 
M' Hooper 
M' Lloyd 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to make a proper 
Conveyance of the Ground upon which the Church is built at Augusta 
and of the Church Yard to belong thereto, as also to grant three hun- 
dred Acres of Land to be cultivkted for the Support of a Minister there. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to order some Glass 
to be sent over for the Windows of the said Church, as also a Pulpit 
Cloth and Furniture for the Communion Table, to be sent over when a 
AGssionary is appointed by the Incorporated Society, and under his Care. 



552 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That M' Lloyd be desired to procure a Machine for reeling Silk to be 
lent by M' Pickering Robinson, and that it be recommended to the 
Common Council to pay for the same. 

Adjoum'd 

Monday August 27** 1760 

Present 
M' Lloyd President 
M' Vernon 
M' Hooper 

M' Joseph Ottolenghe (a Convert from Judaism to Christianity) 
attended on the Recommendation of the Rev' I^ Hales, and ofifer^d his 
Service to go to Georgia to promote the Culture of Silk, he being a Na- 
tive of Piedmont, and represented as a Person fitly qualified for that 
purpose ; When after due Consideration it was. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to pay the Passage 
to G^rgia of the said M' Ottolenghe, his Wife, and an Acquaintance 
proposed by him instead of a Man Servant to assist in the Cultivation of 
Land ; And that M' Ottolenghe should be put into Possession of a For- 
feited Lot at Savanah with the fifty Acres of Land thereto belonging, 
and that fifty Acres more should be granted to his said Acquaintance ; 
And that They should be allowed three Years Subsistance at the rate of 
Eight pence a Day Each for the Men, and six pence a Day for the 
Woman; In consideration of their using their utmost Endeavors to 
promote the Culture of Silk in Qeorgia 

Adjoum'd 



Monday March 4«^ 176f 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M'Ewer 
Earl of Shaftesbury. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees that on the 2^ of October 
last he received for them and paid into the hands of S' Joseph and S' 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 553 

Thomas Hankej for their Use the sum of two hundred forty Seven 
pounds Seven Shillings and Eleven pence half penny of Mess" Hume 
Wright and himself, Whereof the Sum of fifty pounds was for a Reward 
to M' Griffith Williams the late Storekeeper, Who attended in Georgia 
the Examination of Lieut. CoL I^Heron's Demands on his Majesty trans- 
mitted to Georgia for that purpose, And the Remainder being One hun- 
dred Ninety Seven pounds Seven Shillings and Eleven pence half penny 
was to reimburse the Trustees the Sum of thirty Eight pounds twelve 
Shillings and ten pence half penny expended in Georgia in the said Ex- 
amination, and the sum of One hundred fifty Eight pounds fifteen 
Shillings and One Penny the Charges attending the Delivery of the 
Presents sent by his Majesty to the Lidians ; Which Sum of two hun- 
dred forty Seven pounds Seven Shillings and Eleven pence half penny 
was so paid for the said Purposes by Directions from the Lords Comm" 
of his Majesty's Treasury signified to the said Hume Wright and Har- 
man Verelst the 24"" of Sept' last by James West Esq' their Lordship's 
Secretary. 

ReceiVd a Receipt from the Bank of England for the Sum of three 
thousand three hundred and four pounds three Shillings and four pence, 
paid in by the Accountant the 12*^ of November last, Which was receiVd 
by him at the Exchequer, being the Money granted to his Majesty and 
issued to the Trustees out of the Supplies for the Year 1750 ; And the 
Accountant having reported that he receiv'd the same without Fees 
Which were remitted by the following Offices for the Use of the Colony. 
Vizt. 

By the Treasury 7. 3. 6. 

By the aerk of the Pells 12. 13. 6 

BytheAuditor of his Maj' Exchequer 20.18. 6 

By the Tellers 49. 11. 

90. 6. 6 
Whereby the Net Money arising by the said Issue ) qo| o i g i a 
would have been only j 

£3304. 3. 4 

M' Vernon acquainted the Trustees that he had returned their thanks 
to the several proper Officers for their said Benefactions, he being pres- 
ent When the said Money was receiv'd and paid into the Bank. 



554 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Bead a Petition to the Houae of Commons for a Supply. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Saturday March 16. 175| 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
M' Hooper. 

Bead a Letter from Thomas Hill Esq' with Observations on the Act 
for permitting the Litroduction and Use of Negroes in the Colony of 
G^rgia transmitted by Order of the Lords Comm" for Trade and 
Plantations. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do acquaint M' Hill that the Trustees will, as soon 
as they conveniently can, transmit to their Lordships their Betum to the 
said Observations 

Adjoum'd. 



At the Vestry Room of S* Margaret's Church 

Thursday March 21-* 175^ 

Present 
S' John Philipps President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Burton 
M' Anderson 
M' Vernon 
D' Hales. 

The State of the Account and Proceedings of the Trust for the Year 
1750 was read and ordered to be enter'd. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 555 

Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the Rev^ M' Doughty 
for his Excellent Sermon preach'd this Day before the Trustees And that 
he be desired to print the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Monday March 25^ 1751 

Present 
M' Hooper President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Ewer. 

Read a Return to the Observations on the Draught of a Bill prepared 
by the Trustees, relating to the Importation and Regulation of Slaves 
in the Colony of Georgia, transmitted to the Trustees by Order of the 
Lords Comm" for Trade and Plantations. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do wait on their Lordships with the said Return. 

Adjoum'd. 



Monday April 8*^ 1751 

Present 
M' Lloyd President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Hooper 
M' Ewer. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint Henry 
Parker Esq' President of the Province of Georgia in the room of Wil- 
liam Stephens Esq^ that the Sum of Eighty pounds ^ Ann be con- 
tinued to be paid to M*" Stephens in consideration of his great Age and 
his past Services ; And that in case of the Death of M*" Stephens the 
Sum of fifty pounds ^ Ann be added to the Salary of M' Parker as 
President. 



656 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint M' Pick- 
ering Robinson and M' Francis Harris Assistants; Each of them to have 
a Salary of twenty pounds ^ Ann. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint M' Noble 
Jones Register of the Province. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to direct the Preri- 
dent and Assistants to purchase of M' Bolzius as many Mulberry Plants 
as he shall have to dispose of, in order to distribute them among such of 
the Proprietors of small Tracts of Land, as They shall find most disposed 
to promote the Culture of Silk ; And that Payment for the same be 
made out of the Money owing to the Trust from M' Bolzius and the Saltz- 
burghers for the Cattle purchased by them. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to give the Sum of 
thirty pounds Sterl. to M' Joseph Otholengi (Who is going to reside in 
Georgia as a Catechist for the Listruction of the Negroes) in lieu of the 
Maintenance of a Servant for three Years, Which was at first propos'd to 
be allow'd him, and was resolved to be propos'd to the Common Council, 
Especially as the said M' Otholengi is to receive no other Gratuity from 
the Trustees except the Passage of himself, bis Wife, and a Servant ; He 
being allow'd an Annual Stipend from the Society for propagating the 
Gospel, and the Associates of the late D' Bray. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to pay the Passage of 
M' Joseph Watson in his Return to Georgia 

Adjoum'd. 



Monday May 6»* 1751 

Present 
M' Ewer President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Tracy 
M' Frederick. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 557 

Bead a Memorial to his Majesty setting forth the progress made by the 
Trustees in Establishing the Colony of Georgia, and the present State and 
Condition of the Colony, and the Inability of the Trustees to support the 
Civil Government thereof, to furnish the Detachments stationed in Geor- 
gia with Provisions, and to give Encouragements for the Culture of fine 
raw Silk ; And likewise setting forth the ill Consequences Which may at- 
tend the not providing for the said Services. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be afiix'd thereto. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Shaftesbury and M' Vernon be desired to deliver the 
same to his Grace the Duke of Bedford principal Secretary of State, and 
desire him to present it to his Majesty. 

Adjoum'd. 



Saturday May 18* 1751 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Lloyd 
M'Ewer 
M' Hooper. 

Bead a Letter from the Vice President and Assistants dated {March 
175^ Setting forth that they had received a Petition from M' Thomas 
Bosom worth (of Which a Copy is sent by them) and likewise One from 
his Wife claiming a Bight to some of the Indian Presents ; That the As- 
sembly had represented Thomas Bosom worth's Proceedings in taking 
Grants of Land from the Indians as illegal and treasonable ; And that 
the Vice President and Assistants had told M' Adam Bosomworth They 
concurred in Opinion with the Assembly 

And. That They apprehend their Councils havejbeen betray'd to M' 
Bosomworth by M' Samuel Marcer. 

Bead a Bepresentation of the Assembly dated JanuaryJlS* 1750, and 
signed Francis Harris Speaker, complaining of the Behaviour of M' 



568 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Thomas Bosomworth, and setting forth several Reasons against private 
Persons purchasing Lands from the Indians, and the said Lands being 
reserved. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to remove M' Samael 
Marcer from his Employments of Bailiff and Assistant. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write to the President and Assistants acknowl- 
edging the Receipt of the Box containing the several Letters and Rep- 
resentations brought by the Laird of Urie Capt« Campbell ; And that he 
acquaint them, that the Trustees have taken into Consideration the Rep* 
resentation of the Assembly about the Reserved Lands for the Indians, 
and M' Thomas Boeomworth's pretended Claim to those Lands; And 
that They are much concern'd to find M' Bosomworth persists in so un- 
natural, undutifull, and illegal an Attempt as to enter into Treaties with 
any Indians for the purchase of Lands within the Bounds of his Majesty's 
Charter, the lower Creek Nation having, by express Treaty dated in the 
Year 1733, and confirmed and explained by Another Treaty dated August 
21*^ in the Year 1739, agreed with the Trustees and promised them, that 
They would not treat with Any Other Person for the Sale of those Lands 
but with the Trustees ; And therefore No Title can be made to the Re- 
serv'd Lands but by an Agreement to be made between the Trustees and 
the lower Creek Nation in general ; for the effecting Which the Trustees 
are of Opinion that there must be a proper Person pitch'd upon to go into 
the Nation, and invite them to a Conference, at Augusta, or such Other 
Place as the President and Assistants shall think proper, with the Presi- 
dent and Assistants, or such Persons as shall be deputed by them, in 
order to brighten the Chain of Friendship by confirming and enlarging 
the Treaties made and concluded between the Trustees and the lower 
Creek Nations in the Years 1733 and 1739 ; And that the President and 
Assistants be instructed to desire that the Nation would sell to the Trus- 
tees the Reserv'd Lands at Pipe Maker's Bluff, the few Indians, (Who 
caird themselves Yamacraws) Who had a Settlement there, being ex- 
tinct, or having at least long abandoned the said Lands ; and likewise the 
Islands call'd S^ Catherine's Ossebaw, and Sappelo, these being of no 
further Use to the Creek Nation, there being no longer Any Game for 
their hunting ; And therefore the Trustees are ready to treat with them 
for the purchase of the aforesaid Lands ; And the President and Assist- 
ants will be provided with presents for that purpose ; And the President 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 569 

and Assistants mast inform the Bosomworths, that if They persist in this 
unjustifiable Attempt of theirs, They will be prosecuted with the utmost 
Severity of the Law ; And in the mean time the President and Assistants 
must immediately give publick Notice in the Name of, and by Order of 
the Trustees, that All his Majesty's Loving Subjects are caution'd to 
avoid any Treaty with the Bosomworths for such Beserv'd Lands, that 
They may not be deceived by them, by laying out their Money for the 
purchase of Lands to Which They can make them no Title. 
Ordered 

That a Letter be sent to Capt Cadogan acknowledging the Receipt of 
his Letter dated 12^ of March last, and acquainting him that the Trus- 
tees are pleas'd to find What They have done in procuring a Missionary 
at Augusta, so satisfactory to the Lihabitants there. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that M' Joshua 
Geekie be engaged to prepare the Draught of a Law about the Vacant 
Lots. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that Standard 
Weights, Scales, and Measures be provided to be sent to the Colony. 

Read an Address of the Assembly of Georgia to the Trustees signed 
Francis Harris Speaker, dated January 16 1750, and under the Seal of 
the Town Court. 

Read a Representation of the Assembly relating to the Junction of the 
Province with South Carolina, and setting forth the ill Consequences of 
such Junction, if intended. 

Read a Representation of the Assembly Desiring the Trustees to apply 
for a Reduction of the Quit Rents. 

Read a Representation of the Assembly setting forth that the Lihabi- 
tants of the Province are very attentive to the planting of Mulberry 
Trees, and raising of Raw Silk, And that their hopes of making it in 
time a Staple, are founded on the continuance of the Encouragements, 
Which the Trustees have granted them. 

Read a Representation of the Assembly desiring the power of making 
By Laws, the same to be in force till disapproVd of by the Trustees. 
Resolved 

That the President and Assistants be acquainted that the Trustees can 
not see any Occasion for granting such a Power ; But that on the Assem- 



560 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

blj's proposiDg anj Laws, Which may be thought requisite, Thej maj 
depend on the Trustees making the same. 

Bead a Representation of the Assembly desiring a Court of £quity may 
be appointed at Savanah, that Persons Who think themselves aggrieved 
by any Verdict or Judgement in the Town Court may appeal to. 
Resolved 

That the President and Assbtants be acquainted that the Trustees see 
no Occamon for such a Court, and that it will tend to the Encourage- 
ment of vexatious Suits. 

Read a Representation of the Assembly Desiring, that such Persons as 
bring Negroes into the Colony from South Carolina, or Other Provinces, 
may not be oblig'd by the Negro Act to pay any Duty on the Importa- 
tion of their Slaves ; And that those Who had Negroes on their Planta- 
tions before they were permitted to introduce them, may be likewise free 
from the said Tax. 
Resolved 

That the Vice President and Assistants be acquainted that the Trus- 
tees do not think there is any Reason to grant such an Indulgence ; And 
besides, that the Act is now out of their hands, and is lying before the 
Gh)vernment for their Consideration. 

Read a Representation from the Assembly relating to the District of 
Savanah, setting forth, among other things, the Want of a Deck Boat 
for the Pilot to go to Sea to the Assistance of any Ships in Distress on 
the Coast, as the present Pilot Boat is a small open one, and so much out 
of Repair, that the Pilot cannot go off to Sea in her but at the Risque of 
his Life ; And also Setting forth the Want of an Engine for extinguish- 
ing Fires Which may happen in the Town of Savanah. 
Resolved 

That the first Part of the said Representation relating to the Deck Boat 
be laid before his Grace the Duke of Bedford, Principal Secretary of 
State, And that it be recommended to the Common Council to purchase 
a Fire Engine for the Town of Savanah. 

Read a Representation of the Assembly relating to the Districts of Da- 
rien, Frederica, Midway &c. Setting forth, among other things, the Want 
of Conservators of the Peace and Constables for those Districts ; And 
likewise Setting forth, that there is now a beaten and open Path to Au- 
gustine, And but One Pass on that Road over the Alatamaha River, And 
therefore it is necessary that a small Party should be station'd there to 
prevent the Incursions of Spanish and other Indians. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 561 

Besolved 

That the latter Part of the Bepresentation relating to the Necessity of 
Stationing a Party at the said Pass, be laid before his Grace the Duke of 
Bedford principal Secretary of State. 

Bead a Representation of the Assembly relating to the District of Au- 
gusta, setting forth that the Indian Trade in the Province is almost en- 
tirely monopoliz'd by a Company of Seven Persons at Augusta, Who 
have not only a general Store at Augusta, but have likewise Each of 
them Licenses for different Towns in the Indian Nation ; And setting 
forth the Inconveniencies attending such a Monopoly ; And that They 
apprehend the Remedy would be, That no Storekeeper at Augusta or in 
the Precincts thereof, should have a License to trade, as it puts two dif- 
ferent Branches of Trade in One Person ; And further Setting forth the 
Want of a proper Power at Augusta to decide not only petty Debts but 
Petty Larcenies, that Town being so distant from Savanah, And there- 
fore Desiring three Conservators of the Peace may be appointed there, 
with a Power to hold a Court in the Nature of a County Court. 

Read M' Habersham's Journal from the 21" December 1750 to the 
4»^ofMarchl75f 

Adjourn'd. 



Saturday June 1"* 1751 

Present 
D' Hales in the Chair 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M" Vernon 
M' Ewer 
M' Lloyd 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint M' John 
Rae and M' James Campbell Conservators of the Peace at the Town of 
Augusta, Capf" John Mackintosh Conservator for the District of Darien, 
and M' Audly Maxwell Conservator for the District of Midway River 
and the great Ogeeche. 

Read an Instrument containing Powers and Authority to Henry Parker 
Esq' President of the Province M' Patrick Graham, M' James Haber- 
sham M' Noble Jones, M' Pickering Robinson, and M' Francis Harris, or 

[85 c. r., T. 1.] 



662 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Any two of them, as Gommiasioners for meeting conferring and treating 
with the Nations of Creek Indians for the purchase of the Lands from 
Pipe Maker's Bluff to Savanah, and the three Islands of S^ Catherine Os- 
sabaw, and Sappelo for the Use and Benefit of the Trust ; And for them 
or Any two of them to subscribe and affix any Seal to the said Treaty, as 
They shall see proper, and likewise to do and perform all further Acts 
and Requisites Which the Case may require. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Instrument, 
And that the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Bead Instructions to the said Commissioners for their Conduct in oon- 
feiriug with the Nation of Creek Indians, and forming the Treaty with 
them. 
Ordered 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto, And that the Sec- 
retary do countersign the same. 

Read the Constitution of an Annual Assembly of the People in 
Georgia. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd thereto, and that the Sec- 
retary do countersign the same. 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do attend at the Treasury, and sollicit the Consid- 
eration of the Trustees Memorial to his Majesty, referred by the Privy 
Council to the Lords of the Treasury. 

Adjoum'd. 



Saturday June 15 1751 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President 
M' Vernon 
M' Lloyd 
D' Hales. 

Received in a Letter from M' Andrew Faesch a Note for Seventy five 
Pounds payable to the Accountant for the Use of the Trust irom George 
Mercer for Mess" Honeywood and Fuller, in return for so much Money 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 568 

advanced to the said M' Faesch on his proposing to go to Georgia to exe- 
cute a Commission there. 
Ordered 

That the said Sum of Seventy five pounds be paid into the hands of 
S' Joseph and 8' Thomas Hankey (for the use of the Trust) with the sum 
of One thousand Pounds drawn on the Bank for the payment of Sola 
Bills. 
Besolved 

That there be a Meeting of the Trustees on Saturday the 29*^ Instant, 
And that every other Saturday be a Day appointed for such Meeting. 

Bead an Appointment of M' James Campbell as Conservator of the 
Peace for the Town of Augusta. 

Bead an Appointment of M' John Bae as Conservator of the Peace 
for the Town of Augusta. 

Bead an Appointment of Capt John Mackintosh as Conservator of 
the Peace for the Dbtrict of Darien Ac. 

Bead an Appointment of M' Audly Maxwell as Conservator of the 
Peace for the District of Midway Biver Ac. 
Ordered 

lliat the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Appointments, 
Ordered 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Saturday July 6*^ 1751 

Present 
M' Lloyd President 
M' Vernon 
D* Hales. 

The Trustees taking into Consideration their Expenses without any 
Fund to answer them, except the Money due from Oen* Oglethorpe to 
the Trust 
Ordered 

That the Accountant do attend Oen* Oglethorpe with his Account, 
that the Balance thereof, being One thousand four hundred and twelve 
Pounds and two pence half Penny may be paid to the Trustees, in order 
to enable them to carry on the Service of the Trust 

Adjoum'd. 



564 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Monday August 12* 1751 

Present 
M' Hooper President 
M' Vernon 
M' Lloyd ' 
D' Hales. 

Bead a Letter from M' John Browne dated Savanah May 20* 1751 
complaining of the Magistrates not performing the Orders of the Trustees 
with regard to the Bounties on Cocoons, and the purchase of the Silk ; 
And also an Advertisement, inclosed in the said Letter, published by the 
Magistrates at Savanah Dated Aprill 26 1751 ; '^setting forth the prices 
<<on the Silk and Cocoons settled by the Trustees ; And that it Appear- 
<*]ng to the Magistrates, that it would be attended with many Difficulties 
"and Inconveniencies (if practicable) to reel Each Person's Cocoons sep- 
**arately, as Many Persons only raise small Quantities ; They gave Notice 
''that They would, to prevent disputes and give a general Satisfaction, 
"pay the following Prices to all Persons for Cocoons after sorted, raised 
"within the said Colony, Who shall deliver them as aforesaid cured or 
"baked, Which they find by several Experiments will be equal to What 
"is allowed by the Trustees on the several Assortments of Cocoons and 
"Silk aforesaid, Namely for the first three Shillings and sixpence, for 
"the second. One Shilling and Eight Pence, and for the third One Shil- 
"ling and One Penny." 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do send the said Letter to the Magistrates, and ac- 
quaint them, that as it is written in a Language so abusive and injurious, 
and contains such unjustifiable Reflections on the Magistrates, the Trus- 
tees should not have taken any Notice thereof if they had not appre- 
bended their former Orders with regard to the Bounties had been in 
some Respects not clearly understood ; That, to obviate any Doubts and 
for the Direction of the Magistrates, Their Resolution is, that the Boun- 
ties on the Cocoons or Silk Balls are to be immediately paid on the 
Delivery of them, without waiting for the Baking of them, And after- 
wards When the Silk is reeled from the Balls, the Owners of them are 
to be paid for the Silk according to the Value of them, as settled by the 
Trustees. Viz^ fourteen Shillings for the first Sort, twelve Shillings for 
the Second, and Six Shillings for the third Sort. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 565 

Several Grerman Protestants attended the Board, and expressed their 
Desire of going over to Georgia at their own Expence, in order to settle 
with the Saltzburghers at Ebenezer, And the following Seven Elders 
Viz^ Michael Walliser, Michael Wienkraft, Daniel Rensliard, John George 
Gwant, John Oexlin, John Neidlinger, and John Peter Subdrein, being 
Conductors of the Embarkation were called in, And They acquainted 
the Board that their Number would amount to One hundred and fifty 
Seven, Whereof fifty four Men, forty six Women, twenty Seven Boys, 
and thirty Girls. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council, that fifty Acres of 
Land be given to Each male of the Age of twenty One Years, And that 
an Order be delivered to the said Germans for them to carry with 
them to the President and Assistants to direct the surveying the Lands 
for them without loss of time, at or near Ebenezer. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that a Sum not ex- 
ceeding Eight Pounds be expended for Vinegar for the Cabins, Medi- 
cines during the Voyage, a Quantity of Sugar and Mountain Wine for 
the Use of the said Germans. 

The Accountant acquainted the Trustees, that he had written to G«n. 
Oglethorpe on the 6*^ of July pursuant to the Trustees Order of the 
same Day, And thaton Thursday July the 18"* Gen* Oglethorpe sending 
to speak with him that Morning, at his house in Lisle Street ; He waited 
on the General with his Account ; When the General told him, he had 
received his Letter written by Order of the Trustees, And that the Dis- 
charge he had deliver'd in to their Charge was in his Favor ; And that 
the Trustees Claims on him for reimbursement of Articles in his Ac- 
count with the Government was not payable untill such Account was 
allowed by the Treasury on the Auditor's State thereof. 
Order'd 

That the Accountant do write again to General Oglethorpe, and send 
him the State of the Trustees Demands, and acquaint him how they be- 
came due ; And that the Trustees apprehend the General is mistaken in 
supposing that the Trustees Claims on him for reimbursement of Articles 
in his Account with the Government were not payable untill such Ac- 
count was allowed by the Treasury on the Auditor's State thereof; Be- 
cause such Sums were allowed by the Auditor as already received by 
him to repay the Trustees Money expended by the General for his 



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566 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Majeety's Service; And that the Accountant do farther acquaint the 
General, that as hy the Trustees Disappointment in Parliament last 
Session, They are in great want of the Money to carry on the Service of 
the Trust, They hope he will now pay the Balance of the Accountant sent 
to him, being One thousand four hundred and twelve Pounds and two 
Pence half Penny. 

Adjourned. 



Saturday August 24*^ 1751 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
M' Hooper 
M' Lloyd 

Read a Letter from General Oglethorpe dated August 17*** 1751 Set- 
ting forth, that having given an Answer to W Verelst's first Letter in 
the manner his second Letter mentions to have acquainted him, the 
Trustees will find, that by the Account Delivered to the Trustees some 
Years since, together with its Vouchers, there is due to him on that Ac- 
count a Balance from the Trust; Besides Which, there is another Ac- 
count of Expences made by him for the Trustees, not then brought in, 
because he had at that time an Account to pass with the Grovemment, 
in which he allowed to be entered certain Articles (Which he supposes 
are those mention'd in M' Verelst's Letter) en behalf of the Trust ; And 
in the Account he delivered into the Government some thousands of 
Pounds, due to him, were set over to the Subsequent Account now under 
Exami nation. By Which means the Credit he should had allowed him in 

(BIC) 

the first Account being lessened did leave a Demand on him sufi&cient to 
pay the Fees of passing that first Account Which usually happens. 

He therefore abstains from giving in his further Demand on the Trus- 
tees, till this subsequent Account with the Government is reported, that 
the Trustees might have a Means of setting One against another, for 
those Claims stated by the Auditor in favour of the Trust are not de- 
mandable untill the Auditor's Report with his Remarks thereupon shall 
be considered by the Treasury, And their Lordships are of Opinion that 
the said Articles are proper Credit to be allowed him. 
Order'd 

That the Accountant do write to the General and acquaint him, that 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 567 

his Letter to the Trustees of the 17^ Instant was this day laid before 
them, Wherein he mentions that, besides the Account he delivered to 
the Trustees some Years since, there is Another Account of Expences 
made by him for the Trust not then brought in, Which the Trustees are 
surprised at, and the more so as he made no mention thereof the 17*^ of 
January 1748, When he was present at the Delivery of his Account, 
Which has been examined and determined ; They therefore desire he 
will, as soon as possible, let the Trustees know What such further De- 
mand he says he has on them is, the present Circumstances of the Trust 
admitting of no Delay. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that five hundred 
Acres of Land be granted to M' David Kraaf t (Who is going to Georgia 
at his own Expenoe) contiguous to Ebenezer. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that five hundred 
Acres of Land be granted to M' William Gerard Von Brahm, Who has 
the Care of conducting this Embarkation of German Protestants now 
making for Georgia. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that Grants be made 
of five hundred Acres of Land to M' Christian Von Munch, five hun- 
dred Acres of Land to M' Thomas Von Miinch aged 29, five hundred 
Acres of Land to M' Charle Von Munch aged 27, five hundred Acres of 
Land to M' Christian Von Munch Aged 25. (the three last being Sons 
of the first named Christian Von Munch,) And of five hundred Acres 
of Land of {M' Remigius Von Munch aged 34, Son in Law of the 
said Christian Von Mtinch, And that the said five Lots together with 
M' Von Brahme's be laid out at or contiguous to Ebenezer. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that All the Male 
Servants of the aforesaid Persons have fifty Acres of Land at the Ex- 
piration of their Service 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that Orders be sent 
to the Magistrates to give the German Protestants of the present Em* 
barkation some Working Tools out of the Storehouse at Frederica, And 
that an Account be sent to the Trustees of the Particulars so applied. 

Adjourned. 



668 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Friday November 5*^ 1751 

Present 
M' Lloyd Preddent 
M' Hooper 
M' Vernon 

Read a Letter from M' Richard Oswald Merchant in London Desiring 
a Grant of five hundred Acres of Land in Georgia, And setting forth, 
that the following Persons. Viz^ M' John Stevenson, James Dennistomie, 
Michael Herries, Alexander Walker, Andrew Blackbam, James John- 
son, William Crawford, John Crawford, and James Walker, all of Mer- 
chants in Glasgow intended to settle Plantations in Georgia, and desired 
five hundred Acres of Land each. That M' James Walker proposed 
going over directly to Greorgia, And that the Others intended to send 
over a sufficient Number of People to cultivate their Lands next Spring, 
if they could hear that a Survey was made of their several Lots, And 
the Grants of them were made. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common CouncU to grant five hundred 
Acres of Land to Each of the aforesaid Persons, And that Orders be 
sent te M' James Walker to be put in possession of his Lot, And a Sur- 
vey to be made of the other nine Lots of five hundred Acres of Land 
Each, Which are to be granted to the said Nine Persons ; On Condition 
that they send to Georgia, within twelve Months from the time of the 
Survey being made, a sufficient Number of Hands to cultivate the same; 
And that Instructions be sent to the Magistrates, that the said Lots be 
laid out in the Southern Part of the Province. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that a Sum not ex- 
ceeding three hundred Pounds be laid out in erecting another Filature 
at Savanah, a House to lodge and assort Cocoons in, an Oven, Well, Ac, 
and a publick Filature at Ebenezer ; Which Sum is proposed by M' 
Pickering Robinson and M' James Habersham in their Letter to the 
Secretary dated June 12 1761, as sufficient for the said Purposes. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that twenty four 
new Copper Basons be purchased, and sent to Georgia by the first Op- 
portunityT Of Which twenty are to be nine Liches deep, eleven Liches 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 569 

wide, and twenty seven Inches long, And the Other for double Balls 
eighteen Inches deep, exactly round, and twenty four Inches Diameter ; 
All to be made with a Flat of One Inch from the Circle and a Rim of 
One and a half Inch, to be of the Depths aforesaid from the Circle and 
not from the Rim. 

Adjourned. 



Wednesday January 8"» 1752. 

Present 
M' Ewer President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Frederick 
D' Hales 
M' Chandler 
M' Tracy 
M' Tuffnell 
M' Lloyd 

The Earl of Shaftesbury reported from the Committee appointed by 
the Common Council April 25*^ 1751 "for adjusting with the Adminis- 
tration the proper Means for Supporting and settling the Colony for the 
future, and to take from time to time all such Measures as They should 
find necessary for its Well Being ; And to frame, set the Seal of the Cor- 
poration to, and present such Representation or Representations, Memo- 
rial, or Memorials as They should think proper for that Purpose." That, 
being informed that the Lords of the Council had appointed Thursday 
Evening the 19^ of December last, to take into Consideration the Trus- 
tees Memorial to his Majesty, And the Reports thereon from the Lords 
Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, and the Lords Commissioners 
for Trade and Plantations, The Committee had at a Meeting December 
the 14^ desired and empowered the Earl of Shaftesbury, M' Hooper, M' 
Vernon, M' Tracy, M' Frederick and M' Lloyd to attend and deliver to 
the Lords of the Council the following Paper in the Name of the 
Trustees for Establishing the Colony of G^rgia, in case They should be 
called upon by the Lords. Viz^ 
To the R* Hon**^ the Lords of his Majesty's most Hon*^ Privy Council 

The Trustees for Establishing the Colony of Georgia in America, 



570 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Who are ready, for the Service of the Crown, to surrender their TruBt 
for granting the Lands in the said Colony, think it their indispensable 
Duty to offer the following Considerations to Your Lordships on behalf 
of the People settled there. 

That the Colony of Georgia be confirmed a separate and independent 
Province, as it is expressly declared in his Majesty's Charter it shall be, 
(in confidence of Which the Inhabitants both British and Foreign have 
gone thither,) And as the Assembly of the Province of Georgia have 
petitioned for, in a Representation to the Trustees dated January the 
IS** 1750. 

That the Inhabitants of the Colony be confirmed in their Titles and 
Possessions Which have been granted to them under the Charter. 

That the Arrears of Quit Rents, due at this time, be remitted, dnoe 
Most of the Inhabitants have been prevented by the War, and the 
various Obstacles, that always occur at the first Settling of a Colony, 
from cultivating so much of their Lands as it might be expected lliey 
would have done ; And that the Quit Rents for the future be reduced 
from four to two Shillings for Each hundred Acres, this last Sum being 
as much as is usually reserved in any of his Majesty's Provinces in 
America. 

That as there will be Occasion for a Secretary or Agent in England to 
transact the Affairs of the Province here, and to carry on the Corre- 
spondence with the Grovemment in Georgia, And as the Trustees Secre- 
tary M' Martyn has served them ably and faithfully in that Capacity 
from the very Date of the Charter, and is much better acquainted with 
the State of the Colony than Any Other Person residing in England, 
And as the Trustees have the greatest Reason to believe it will be very 
agreeable and Encouraging to the People there. They humbly desire 
Your Lordships will be the Means of recommending him to his Majesty 
for the said Employment, with such an Appointment as may be thought 
proper. 

The Earl of Shaftesbury further reported. That on the 19^^ of De- 
cember the Committee attended the Lords of the Council, And, being 
called in. They were acquainted that the Lords had read the Memorial 
of the Trustees to his Majesty, and the Reports thereon from the Lords 
Commissioners of his Majesty's Treasury, and the Lords Commisrioners 
for Trade and Plantations ; And that the Lords of the Council had ob- 
served in the Report from the Lords Commissioners for Trade, that the 
Trustees, Who attended them, had said, that if it should be expected. 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 571 

that, for the Service of the Crown, They should surrender their Trust 
for granting the Lands in the Colony, They should have some Conditions 
to oflTer to his Majesty's Council in behalf of the People settled there ; 
And therefore the Lords of the Council desired to know if the Trustees 
had such Conditions ready to lay before them. Upon which the Com- 
mittee delivered, in the Name of the Trustees, the aforesaid Paper 
drawn up by the Committee December the 14***, and then order'd to be 
delivered in case it should be called for. — After Which the Committee 
withdrew, And, after some time, being called in again, They were 
acquainted ''That the Lords of the Council could not advise his Majesty 
''to recommend to Parliament the granting any Sum of Money to the 
"Corporation of the Trustees, unless they were desirous to make an ab- 
"solute Surrender of their Charter*' — And if so, They were asked 
"In What Manner They proposed to make the Surrender?" — Upon 
Which the Committee again withdrew, And then taking into Considera- 
tion the present State of the Colony, and the toti^ Inability of the 
Trustees to defray the Expences of the Civil Grovernment from Lady 
Day 1751, to furnish the Troops stationed in Georgia with Provisions, 
or to give any Encouragements for the Produce of Raw Silk, without a 
further Supply ; They immediately drew up the following Paper, and 
severally signed the same. Viz* 

We, Whose Names are here Underwritten, being a Committee 
appointed by the Common Council of the Trustees for Establishing 
the Colony of Georgia in America, And, being fully Authorized by 
them, do hereby signify, that We are ready and willing to make an 
absolute Surrender of all the Powers, Rights, and Trusts, vested in 
the said Trustees by his Majesty's Royal Charter, bearing Date the 
9^ Day of June 1732 without any Condition or Limitation, humbly 
recommending the Rights and Privileges of the Inhabitants of the 
said Colony to his Majesty's most gracious Protection. 

Shaftesbury 
December 19*»» 1751. Rob* Tracy 

John Frederick 
Sam* Lloyd 
Edward Hooper 
That the Committee were then called in again. And They presented 
the said Paper to the Lords of the Council, And then withdrew. And 
were soon after acquainted by M' Sharpe, Clerk of the Council, that he 
was order'd by their Lordships to inform them, that They had referred 



572 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

the said Paper to the Attorney and Solicitor Gen^ to consider thereof, 
and report to their Lordships in What Manner the same might be meet 
effectuallj carried into Execution. 
Resolved. 

That the Trustees do concur with, and approve of all the several 
Steps taken by the Committee, And do in a particular manner approve 
of, ratify, and confirm (as the Act of the Trustees) the Paper respect- 
ively signed by the five Members of the Committee December the 19*^, 
and by them delivered to the Lords of the Council. 
Resolved 

That the Thanks of the Trustees be given to the said Committee for 
their Conduct in general, and in particular for their Care in recommend- 
ing the Rights and Privileges of the Inhabitants of the Colony to his 
Majesty's Protection 
Resolved 

That it be referred to the said Committee to consider What Papers 
may be necessary, on behalf of the Inhabitants of Greorgia, to lay before 
the Attorney and Solicitor Gten*, When They take the Reference from 
the Lords of the Council into Consideration, and to order the same to be 
laid before them. 
Resolved 

That the said Committee be empowered to take all such further Meas- 
ures, as They shall judge necessary, in order to perfect the Surrender of 
the Trust, in confidence that his Majesty's Subjects, inhabiting the Colony 
of Georgia, will suffer no Diminution in their Rights and Possessions, by 
the Trustees delivering into his Majesty's Hands the Trust, Which They 
received from his Majesty^ on behalf of, and for the Benefit of his said 
Subjects. 

Adjourn'd. 



Saturday January 11"» 1752 

Present 
M' Vernon President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Ewer. 

Read a Representation and Petition to the Hon^ the House of Com- 
mons; setting forth, that the Trustees having hitherto supported the 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 573 

Colony of Georgia by the Assistance granted by this Hon^^ House with 
sach SaccesSy that They may presume to say, It will soon prove a bene- 
ficial Colony to Great Britain, not only on Account of its situation and 
Ports, but for its various Products of great Utility to the Trade of this 
Nation, and especially the Produce of Silk, for Which the Climate of 
Georgia is most particularly adapted; And his Majesty having been 
graciously pleased to accept of their Offer of the Surrender of their Trust. 

They humbly pray this Hon^^ House to enable them to defray the 
Expences incurred by them since the last Grant. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Petition. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do countersign the same. 
Resolved 

That the Earl of Shaftesbury be added to those Trustees Who are em- 
powered to certify the Draughts for any Sums of the Georgia Trust 
Money, Which may be at any time in the hands of S' Joseph Hankey 
andC* 
Resolved 

That all Certificates of Sola Bills to be paid by Money in the Hands 
of S' Joseph Hankey and C* be signed by the Earl of Shaftesbury, M' 
Vernon, M' Hooper, M' Ewer and M' Lloyd or any One of them 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the C' Council That They having on March 
the 19"* 17|f Resolved to make good from Christmas 1750, as long as the 
Parliament should enable them, the Deficiency of twelve pounds ten 
Shillings ^ Ann. in the Salaries allowed by the Society for promoting 
Christian Knowledge to the Rev* M' Bolzius, and the Rev* M' Lemke 
the Saltzburgh Ministers; Which Deficiency was occasioned by the lower- 
ing of Interest ; That in consideration the Trustees Power to make good 
such Deficiency will cease by the Surrender of their Trust, the Money 
due from the Saltzburghers to the Trust, and unpaid by them for the 
Cattle purchased from the Cowpen, be remitted, on their engagements 
to make good the said Deficiency to their Ministers. 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council to appoint M' William 
Russel third Bailiff of the Town Court of Savanah, in the room of M*^ 
Samuel Marcer. 

Adjourned. 



574 COLONIAL RECORDS. 



Saturday February 29** 1752. 

Preaent 
Earl of Shafledbury President. 
M' Vernon 
M' Hooper 
M' Ewer 
M' Lloyd 
Order'd 

That the Secretary do write to the Secretary of War and acquaint 
him, that as the Trustees are about to surrender their Trust into the 
hands of his Majesty They think it incumbent on them to give Notice 
that the Payments for the Scout Boat in Georgia cannot go any longer 
thro' the usual Channel, nor can They furnish the Detachments of Troops 
stationed in Oeorgia with Provisions beyond Midsummer next. 
Resolved 

That M' Lloyd be desired to look into the State of the Trust Accounts ; 
And that the three Payment Books Vol. 1. 2. and 3, and likewise the 
Book of Benefactions be sent to M' Lloyd for the said purpose. 

Adjourn'd. 

Saturday March 7 1752 

Present 
M' Hooper President. 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon 
M' Lloyd 
Ordered 

That the President and Assistants be acquainted that, as M' Samuel 
Marcer has not, in a regular way, given in any Answer to the Charge 
against him, delivered to him December the 7* 1750 by M' William 
Spencer by Order of the President and Assistants, the Trustees do not 
allow of the Payment to him for his Salary as Assistant after the 21*^ of 
April 1750, and that he is actually dismissed by the Common Council 
from the Offices both of Assistant and third Bailiff of the Town Court 
at Savanah 
Read a Paragraph in a Letter from the President and Assistants 



COLONIAL RECORDS. 575 

Dated that M' Holt the School Master behaved for Bome 

(sic) 
time prettj well, and had a thriving School, but of late his Behaviour 
has been so bad, that he has but few Scholars ; And that it was very 
probable that They should be obliged to send him to England, When 
They should have an Opportunity of sending him directly from Savanah 
Resolved 

That it be recommended to the Common Council that if M' Holt the 
School Master is desirous of returning to England, rather than continue, 
and settle as a Planter in Georgia, the Freight of his and hb Wife's 
Passage should be paid by the Trust 

Adjoum'd. 



Saturday March 28"» 1752 

Present 
M' Lloyd President 
Earl of Shaftesbury 
M' Vernon. 

Read a Memorial to the Lords Commissioners of his Majesty's Treas- 
ury Setting forth, the Trustees Offer to surrender their Trust to his 
iiAjeBty, And that the Parliament having, in consequence thereof, granted 
to his Majesty the Sum of four thousand Pounds to enable the Trustees 
to defray the Expences incurred by them. 

They desire their Lordships Directions for the issuing of the said Sum 
to them. 

Order'd 

That the Secretary do sign the same. 

Adjoum'd. 



Friday May l-* 1752 

Present 
M' Hooper President. 
M' Cavendish 
M' Ewer 
M' Lloyd 
Earl of Shaftesbury. 



576 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

Ordered 

That a Letter of Attorney to M' Benj. Martjn, empowering him to 
receive the Sum of four thousand Pounds at the Exchequer, in pursu- 
ance of a Grant in the last Session of Parliament to enable the 
Trustees to defray the Expences incurred by them, be prepared in order 
to be sealed at a Meeting of the Trustees on Wednesday Morning the 6^ 
Instant 

Signed a Draught on the Bank of England for One thousand and 
thirteen Pounds, Eight Shillings and Seven pence for Balance, by the 
Earl of Shaftesbury M' Hooper M' Cavendish M' Ewer, M' Lloyd. 

Adjourned 



Wednesday May 6**^ 1752. 

Present 
Earl of Shaftesbury President. 
M' Cavendish 
M' Ewer 
M*^ Hooper 
M' Lloyd 

Sealed the Letter of Attorney to M' Martyn empowering him to re- 
ceive the Sum of four thousand Pounds at the Exchequer. 

The Trustees then proceeded to see the Papers, Books, and likewise 
the Seal of the Corporation removed into safe Custody. 
Resolved 

That the Secretary do engage some Bookseller to sort all the printed 
Books left this Day at M' Verelst's, in order for their Removal forthwith ; 
And that M' Lewis the Clerk do examine Which Part of the said Books 
belongs to the Trustees, And Which to the Associates, and do likewise 
take care that the remaining Papers in the Desk, And all the other 
Effects belonging to the Trust, be sent and deposited in the Room hired 
for that purpose at M' Shropshire's Bookseller in New Bond Street 
Resolved 

That proper Notice be given at the General Post Office, that all Let- 
ters directed to the Georgia Trustees, or to Benjamin Martyn their Sec- 
retary, or to Harman Verelst their Accountant be for the future sent 
only to the said Benjamin Martyn in New Bond Street. 

Adjourn'd. 



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Taesdaj June 23. 1762 

Present 
M' Cayendish President 
M' Vernon 
M' Hooper 
M' Lloyd 
Resolved 

That the Secretary do write to the President and Assistants in (Georgia 
to recommend M' James Habersham Jun' to have a Lot of five hundred 
Acres set out for him contiguous to his Father's. 
Resolved 

That the Secretary do in the same Manner recommend M' John Mon- 
tague for a Lot of five hundred Acres of Land in What Part of the 
Province he shall chuse. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees, that, in pursuance of the Letter 
of Attorney to him dated the 6^ of May last, he had received at the 
Exchequer the Sum of four thousand Pounds, granted in the last Ses- 
sion of Parliament. 

Then the several Bills due from the Trustees, the Salaries to the 
Officers, House Rent, Incidental Expences, to this time, being paid and 
discharged, the Remainder of the Money was paid over to M' Cavendish, 
M' Vernon, M' Hooper, and M' Lloyd in order to be applied by them 
jointly with the Earl of Shaftesbury Robert Eyre Anthony Ewer, John 
Frederick, and Robert Tracy Esq" for such Services and in such manner 
as They or Any three of them shall think proper. 

Then the Account of the Trustees from the 9^ Day of June 1761 to 
the 9^ Day of June 1762 was read. 

The Account also of the Trustees from the 9^ Day of June Lis* to 
this Day inclusive was read. 
Resolved 

That M' Hooper and M' Vernon be desired to deliver the same to the 
R' Hon^"* the Lord High Chancellor and the Master of the Rolls. 

The Secretary acquainted the Trustees that he had laid before the 
Lords Justices the Memorial and Representation, setting forth the Manner 
in Which the Trustees have discharged their Trust, and the present 
State of the Colony and its Produces, particularly the Raw Silk, and the 
Necessity of giving proper Encouragements for carrying on the culture 

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578 COLONIAL RECORDS. 

of this, and of giving early and satisfactory Assurances to the People 
that such Encouragements will be granted. 

He likewise acquainted them that he had laid the Memorial and Rep- 
resentation of the same before the Lords Commissioners for Trade and 
Hantations. 

Then was read a Resolution of the Common Council March 21"* 1752, 
that the Trustees or Any three or more of them be empowered and 
directed to affix the Seal of the Corporation to such Deed of Surrender 
and Grant of the Trust, and likewise the Grant to his Majesty of the 
one Eighth Part of the Lands and Territories lying within the Limits 
described in the Charter, Which had been granted and sold to the Trus- 
tees by the R^ Hon^ John Lord Carteret, as should be prepared by hit 
Majesty's Attorney General. 

After Which the Secretary laid before the Trustees a Counterpart of 
an Indenture expressing and Declaring the said Surrender and Grant, 
Which Indenture he had received from William Sharpe Esq' by order 
of the Lords of the Committee of his Majesty's most Hon^ Privy Council 
for Plantation Affairs, And Which When Sealed is to be exchanged 
with a Counterpart under the Great Seal, signifying his Majesty's Ac- 
ceptance of the said Surrender and Grant. 
Order'd 

That the Seal of the Corporation be affix'd to the said Counterpart 
produced by the Secretary. 

Which was Affix'd accordingly. 

After Which the Seal was defiEu^ed 



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